This is a great math game for students who are working on learning or perfecting their multiplication facts.
If your 4th and 5th graders are anything like mine, I know that they are all at different stages in their learning. Some students pick up on those 9 tricks right away and use their 11’s to help them solve their 12’s with no problem, while others are still working on 3’s . Because of this never-ending nature of our students I have made a variety of boards for students to use!
There is a one monster game board for each multiplication fact family (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, and 12). Each board has the corresponding multiplication flashcards for each board. (This is perfect for differentiation so students who really need to work on one specific family can do so).
There is also a board that has answers for all multiplication facts families 1-12. This board comes will all the multiplication problems 1-12 as well. (Again this would be perfect for students who are starting to become more fluent with all of their multiplication facts, but could still benefit from extra practice).
This game is also designed so the teacher controls how long the game will last. Students could be responsible for covering all the same colors of stars, covering all the monsters, covering all the stars, etc.
Lastly, I recommend printing off copies for each students so they can mark/cross off the answer they get, but you could also laminate them, put them in page protectors or use transparent counters to cover their answers during the games. I hope you and your wonderful learners ENJOY this game!
Rules for students:
Each student should have their own multiplication board and their own tool (marker, crayon, counters) for marking their answers off on their board.
Place all the multiplication flash cards face down so you can’t see any of the problems.
Each person in your game draws a multiplication card and determines the answer to their multiplication problem. Whoever has the largest answer goes first, the second largest goes second, and so on.
The first person draws a multiplication problem, solves the problem on their card, and tells their answer. If your group agrees that your answer is correct, then you can find the answer on your game board and mark it off or cover it.
Continue playing until one of you has marked off all the same colored stars, all of the monsters, the WHOLE BOARD (or whatever YOUR TEACHER TELLS YOU! ).
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