This is a highly engaging game to introduce multiplication as equal groups. After teaching students to play, I use this as a math workshop independent center rotation, and my students love it!
Here is how to play:
Students roll a dice and record that number as the number of "groups." They get out that many Christmas trees.
Students roll again and record the second number as the number in each group. They place that many lights on each Christmas tree. Students write ____ groups of ____ and then write it as a multiplication sentence (and count the total number of lights for the product). ____x____=_____
This game really helps to solidify the concept that multiplication is an equal number of something in groups.
Included in this game:
-I Can Statement and CCSS (objective to print and post in room)
-Christmas Trees Clip Art and Silly Lights clip art
-Student Recording Paper for game
(one in color and one in black and white--The black and white one could be colored by students when they complete the game if desired)
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