Common Core requires that students are able to fluently multiply within 100 by the end of 3rd grade. This simple game aims to help get students there.
These Bottle Cap Races have students race to cover the circles on the mat with a bottle cap that has the correct multiplication problem on it. The game is perfect for differentiating instruction as you can have student working on different multiplication mats depending on their level. Throw in a timer and a partner to work with and you have a super easy center or fast finishers activity that is hands and keeps students focused. Students can take turns timing themselves to see how quickly they can get the mat correctly covered.
All you need are the mats, some bottle caps and round labels to write the multiplication problems on. Included is a ready to print template for Avery 5410 labels which you can order on Amazon or you can use Aver color coding labels which are a $1 at target and you write out the problem.