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Students will beg you to play these games to practice their math facts. A great thing is you teach the rules ONE time, and then the same rules stick no matter which factor kids are working on.
Students use pencil to shade any equation they see (3 10 30 which would stand for 3 x 10 = 30) on the board. Then, their partner goes. They keep going back and forth looking for equations. The winner is the last person who can make a line / find an equation. Numbers can be repeatedly colored as long as a new box is being added each time. All equations focus around one specific factor to ensure memorization and growth in facts that can be recalled quickly though practice. When kids can see the growth, that is even more motivating for them to buy in and want to play.
This is quick, requires no set up or additional pieces, and engages students while playing and constantly searching for those numbers we want to "stick" when they see them!
Included are puzzles for factors 2 - 10.
MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF! I have taped one of each puzzle to a large paper envelope and laminated the folder. Then, I have put several copies of each puzzle in that folder for safe and easy keeping. No stacks, no papers, no mess. Alternatively, could laminate a few of each and have kids use dry erase markers and just erase when finished to cut down on paper.