This is a fun game to practice multiplication fact fluency using Product 36. Product 36 is a proven strategy using in China to help students learn their multiplication facts 2's - 9's. Because multiplication is commutative, the facts need to be learned are essentially cut in half. Ex: Because you learn 2 x 9 when learning the 2's facts, you already know 9 x 2 when you get to the 9's facts! That is one less fact to learn!
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Lay out all of the PRODUCTS face up on a surface. Designate one player to call out the MULTIPLICATION FACTS. The remaining players will compete to find the PRODUCTS of the MULTIPLICATION FACTS being called out. As a multiplication fact is called out, the players will try to be the first to find the product and SLAP it. The person who’s hand hits the correct product first gets to keep that card. The game is over when all number sentences have been called out and all products are gone. The person with the most cards at the end wins and gets to be the caller the next game.