This great work pack will take you through an entire multiplication unit and provide great hands of practice for all of your students. Each activity allows for you to adjust the numbers used and the time spent at each of the tasks. Most games require number tiles, which I made out of the foam sheets by cutting them into smaller squares and writing the numbers 0-12 on. Many games also require the use of dice and markers. If you laminate the pages allow students to you washable markers to mark their spaces. At the end you simply need to run them under water and provide a few towels for them to dry the pages with. Below is a list of the included games and what each game provides for you.
Task 1: Packing Up a Picnic: This game explores the array and repeated addition aspect of multiplication. Students will draw 2 tiles and draw an array and provide the repeated addition for the problem to solve. While solving they are collecting objects needed for a picnic. The first player to collect all of their picnic pieces wins.
Task 2:Multiplying Marshmallows: This game uses the terms ___ times as many as ____. Students will use their skills of arrays and repeated addition to compare the amounts people might have. They will collect marshmallows as they play and at the end of the provided practice time whoever has the most marshmallows is the winner. I added a fun twist by allowing students to collect real mini marshmallows as an added treat.
Task 3: Multiplying Monkeys: Multiplying by 2's and 5's. They will then color in the product on the game mat. The game ending depends on the amount of time provided. The winner in the player who has the longest row of connecting spaces.
Task 4: Trains on the Track: Multiplying by 3 and 4. Students will be selecting a number tile and spinning a spinner (provided) to create a problem to solve. Upon solving they will color the space with the corresponding product. The player who has the longest "track" of spaces is the winner.
Task 5: Snowmen and Snowballs: Multiplying by 6 and 7. (This one requires a little prep) Cut apart the 6 and 7 page and crumble each of the pieces into little "snowballs" Students will pick a number tile and a snowball to form a math problem. They will then solve and find the product. Once they have found the product they will color in the matching snowball. The player with the most colored snowballs at the end of the game is the winner.
Task 6: Sailing the eight Seas: Multiplying by 8. This game is in the form of a board game where players will move along the board toward the treasure by solving math problems. They will draw a number tile and multiply it by 8. To see the number of squares to move they will add the 2 number the product made. Example 4 x 8 = 32 so add 3 + 2 to determine the number of spaces moved.
Task 7: Nine Little Ninjas: Multiplying by 9. In this fun game students will be rolling a dice and moving all around the game board while solving the multiplication problems. The winner is the player who has the most colored spaces at the end of the allotted time.
Task 8: Ten to a Tray: Multiplying by 10. Students will be cooking up a storm when it comes to this game! Roll 2 dice and find their sum, then multiply by 10. This is a faster paced game once students understand the multiplying by tens "trick" I convey that they can use this trick but they must be able to explain it if asked.
Task 9: Rockin' Robots: Multiplying by 11 and 12. In this task students will be using number tiles and dice to generate the math problem to solve. They will be coloring in the robot printout when the product is found. They winner is the player with the most colored printouts.
Task 10: Three's A Crowd: Multiplying 3 factors and 2-Digit numbers. In this activity students will be looking at what they need to do when they have more than 2 numbers to multiply. They will be using number tiles to make their problem and will show how they are working by recording their problem, work, and answer on their Boarding Pass page. The deconstruction method of multiplication is used for the 2-Digit multiplication part of this game. Students will color in their luggage stamps when they have found the correct answer. The first player to color 8 stamps is the winner.
Task 11: Movie Night Madness: Solving Two Question Word Problems. With a total of 22 multi-step word problems students will have plenty of practice solving these movie themed word problems. Skills in the word problems include addition, subtraction, and multiplication. This activity will take quite a bit of time for beginners, as a result I have personally split up the amount of cards over the course of a week for them to visit throughout work stations for that week.
Each of these tasks provide a recoding sheet and a practice page for the given skills addressed in that activity.
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