Print, cut, and (possibly) laminate the cards. There are two sets. (Set 1= Higher; Set 2=Standard) You will need one set for each group you want to have. You may have 3-7 students playing at one group.
Distribute the cards to each group. Each group will also need plastic spoons. If there are 5 students in the group, they will need 4 spoons.
Explain to students that they will need to have 4 cards in their hands at all times. The object of the game is to have the 3 cards that make a multiplication/division problem. For example: 30, 9, and 270. 30x9=270, so that is a complete equation. SET 2 contains only basic math facts, whereas SET 1 adds a little bit more of a challenge by adding zeroes.
One player will be the dealer. The dealer gives everyone 4 cards and then keeps the pile next to them. The dealer will then pick up 1 card from the pile. If they need that card, they will keep it and exchange it for one in their hands. If they do not need that card, they will simply pass it face down to the next player. The players keep passing the cards The first one to acquire a hand that has 3 cards that make an equation, WINS!
As soon as the player has all 3 cards, they grab a spoon. The other students try to grab a remaining spoon. Anyone without a spoon is out. This repeats until there is only 2 people left and 1 spoon. When your kiddos get “out,” they can quietly watch the other students until the next round, or they can practice their math facts with flash cards. Your choice!