This game can be played whole class or small group.
1.Distribute one card to each student, then distribute the extras to strong students in the beginning and to random students as the class becomes more familiar with the deck.
2. As you distribute the cards, encourage students to begin thinking about what the question for their card might be so that they are prepared to answer. When all cards are distributed, select the student with the starter card to begin. This card has a star on it. Play continues until the game loops back to the original card. The student answers and then says "the end" to signal the end of the game.
3. After the class is comfortable with this game format, consider using a stopwatch to time the class game. Record the time on the board so that students try each game to beat their current best time. This practice encourages students to stay attentive and prompts students to practice basic facts so that the class time improves. The current record for one of the Multiplication games is held by a fourth grade class in New Jersey who completed the deck in 59 seconds. Try to beat this record!