These EDITABLE multiplication games can be used as math centers, in-class math partner games, or for FUN math fact practice homework assignments!
KIT stands for "Kids Into Thinking". These multiplication games can be used as math centers, in-class math partner games, or for FUN math fact practice homework assignments!
Since class time is usually reserved for instruction and higher-order thinking activities, memorizing the multiplication tables often becomes a homework task. I created the KITs to provide a fun way for my students to practice multiplication facts with their parents, siblings, cousins, neighbors, or friends. They are naturally differentiated and work for students in grades 2-5 at a variety of ability levels.
If you do have time for multiplication fact practice in class, use these KITs as math partner games and/or math centers! Students can play them with a partner for 7-10 minutes per day at the start or end of your math instruction, or in the middle of a long math black to break up the time. General instructions for this are included.
To make the KITs, you'll need to print the items in this download and gather some basic materials (like flashcards, dice, counters, and playing cards.) A full list of items needed is listed in the preview version of the product, and in the full version, everything is also spelled out clearly for you with photographs and detailed instructions.
There are TEN KITS (ten games) in this download: simply make one set of KITs for each group of ten students you have in your class. Students can check out one KIT each week for ten weeks.
The download includes a 66 page PDF with the following:
- Cover page
- 10 pages (one for each KIT) with photographs and directions for game play
- 3 pages of FAQs which tell you exactly how to create, introduce, manage, collect, and assess the KITs
- A list of materials you will need to provide to make the KITs
- A chart explaining how to make each KIT
- Links to download free printable multiplication flash cards and times tables
- A page with two alternative KIT ideas and directions
- An explanation of how to create the printable game boards, game cards, and KIT labels
- 8 pages of printable game boards and game cards
- 13 pages of large full color KIT labels (10 plus 3 blank ones)
- 7 pages of small full color KIT labels
- 13 pages of large black and white KIT labels (10 plus 3 blank ones)
- 7 pages of small black and white KIT labels
- Back cover page
Your download also includes a 51 page EDITABLE Word document with the KIT recording sheets/directions. These pages allow student to keep track of which KITs they have checked out and explain how to play each game. You can customize these, then print and store them inside each KIT. There is a set for students #1-10 in your class, #11-20, and #21-30 (with instructions on how to easily make more if you have more than 30 students.) There are also recording sheets for the two alternative KIT ideas I provide.
Note that these games are the SAME as the ones included in my Addition KITs
, with only minor adaptations. If you want to use both KITs, I recommend using the addition KITs during the first semester and multiplication KITs in the second semester. I've found that students enjoy playing familiar games and seeing them adapted for different operations. Another bonus that comes from using the same games for addition and multiplication is that you will need to spend very little time creating the second set of KITs because you already have all the materials gathered. Introducing the games to students and teaching them how to care for the KITs the second time around will also be much quicker. Click here to get the addition AND multiplication KITs in a discounted bundle
This product was added on 10/29/12.
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Worth every penny! Very useful resource and well organized!! Thank you! - Mandy Ponte
These kits were super easy to put together. Angela provided clear directions for everything. The kids will be excited to be able to take them home. - Amy R.
I purchased the addition/subtraction pack too!I am very inspired, I just now need to find a few hours to put it together. After looking at the addition/subtraction kit, it look pretty easy. Thank you for the clear directions and examples of how it can be used. I also like that we can edit it to fit our needs. - Cathy Nelson
What a wonderful resource you have created! I told my kiddos about it and they absolutely cannot wait to take them home and start playing! I am using pizza boxes to send the games home for a little novelty and they are beyond excited to get their box. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! - Briana M.
I cannot wait to make these and use them as take-home units. This is a great way to get kids motivated to practice at home. Thank you! - Tiffany Sheppard
Kits are easy...EASY to put together and students enjoy doing them. - Tim D.
Building fluency with math facts can be such a bore. I am very excited to use this resource with my 3rd and 4th graders! Love the comprehensive file with instructions and materials. - Ellen Fitzgerald
Last year was my first year in 3rd grade and basically just taught my students rules and tricks of multiplication and then had them memorize but what a fun way to play and learn! Thank you for adding to my bag of tricks! - Melissa G.
Highly recommend this packet! I had the materials funded through Donors Choose also! Can't wait to implement it all! - Linwood Elementary School
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