A fun hands-on math station or math center to use with 2nd or 3rd graders.
You will need:
A game board, a dice, small foam shapes (you can use counters or any small manipulative of your choice) and the recording sheet. **Calculators optional to check work when finished.
The student rolls the dice and that number represents the number of groups. The second roll of the dice represents the number to put into each group. Once the student has built the multiplication fact on their game board, they will record the product and write the multiplication sentence on their recording sheet. After 8 turns, students can use a calculator to check their answers. This can also be played as a two-player game where each student takes turns creating a multiplication fact.
3.OA.1 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each.
3.OA.3 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
2.OA.4 Can also be used in 2nd grade, you can change the multiplication sentence to a repeated addition sentence.