Practice your multiplication skills while playing a fun game of tic-tac-toe with the products. Students will play with a partner (or partners with slight modifications) using a deck of cards and a laminated scoresheet. Each student is assigned a color and is given 3 cards to start the game. Player 1 draws a card from the deck and this card becomes the multiplier. He or she chooses one card from his/her hand, multiplies, then writes the product on the scoresheet in one of the two correct spots. Player 1 replenishes her hand by picking 1 card to again make 3 held. Students take turns until a player has been able to write products five spaces in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
- a blank Multiplication Madness scoresheet to laminate
- kid-friendly directions (including what to do with those pesky Royals), and
- a sample scoresheet for clarity
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