Scoot for Unknown Numbers
Finding an unknown product is fairly easy for students who have mastered multiplication and division facts. (5 x 4 = ?) However, solving the problem becomes more difficult when the product is known but one of the factors is unknown. (5 x ? = 20) This Scoot activity gives students an opportunity to build a deeper understanding of fact families and the relationship between multiplication and division.
Included in this product:
There are two Scoot games in this download – one for multiplication and one for division. Each Scoot game has 24 cards. You can have your students play with just the multiplication cards, on another day you could use just the division cards. Later, mix up the sets and have a combination.
If you’re not familiar with Scoot, it’s a fun, fast-paced classroom game that students love to play! It’s perfect for an end-of-unit review, a rainy-day recess, or even just to get the wiggles out! The Scoot cards also work well as task cards that can be completed independently, in small groups, or centers.
To play, put a Scoot question on each student’s desk, along with a number card. Students stand at their desks, record the answer to the question on their recording sheet and at the signal of “Scoot!” they rotate to the next desk to answer the new question. Complete directions for playing Scoot are included.
These activities align with Common Core Standards 3.OA.4 & 3.OA.6, but are appropriate for students in any grade who need to develop an understanding of the relationship between multiplication and division.
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Be sure to check out these other Scoot games from my store:
Scoot for Absolute and Relative Locations
Scoot for Adjectives and Adverbs
Scoot for Words With Multiple Meanings
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