King of the Class – Multiplication Facts I
Learning Objective: This game is designed to help students master the basic multiplication facts. The students will realize the better they know each fact the faster they can play and the more chips they will have at the end of the game.
Game Includes: 12 different game boards, 25 question cards
King of the class multiplication fact game is designed to help students understand and master the basic multiplication facts. The King of the Class games are designed for two students per game board. This game can be used as a center activity or a class activity. Each game board has the same multiplication factors on them but rearranged making each game board different. Multiplication Facts I game reviews facts from 0 – 100 such as 4 x 4, 5 x 9, and 10 x 10. Multiplication Facts I game can be used with Multiplication Facts II Game.
How to play as a classroom activity
One way is to give each student a game board. The teacher or student assistant calls out the multiplication facts printed on the fact cards. The student or students that matches 5 across, 5 down, or 5 diagonally wins saying match 5. I will usually two sets of game boards 20 altogether.
Another way - Students will pair up. The teacher will designate the amount of time for each round (5 Minutes work in my room). Students will take turns drawing question cards. That student will read the question while the other player will answer the question by placing a maker on the correct answer space. If the student is wrong, the other student will show his competitor the question card with the answer and the color chip comes off the board. Right or wrong the question card goes back into the basket with the other question card. The players will change rolls and repeat the processes over until designated time as elapsed. If a player answers a question card that has already has been marked that player bumps off the other chip and puts his or her chip in its place. The Player with the most color chips on the board wins. I have the winning students put a check by their name on a name chart. When all winning students have placed a check by their name all students pair up with someone else and the process starts all over again. I play about 3 to 4 rounds in one class period. This is a great activity for evaluation, common core, and RTI activity. After my student have done this activity two or three times students become more fluent in their multiplication facts.
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