This product began as a set of games students can play to practice multiplication facts. Each game board focuses on two or three different multiplication facts (for 2 or 3 players) so students can practice the facts they need to work on. This provides a chance to differentiate for different students since different students can work on different facts depending on their need. As the students move through their game path, they must state the multiplication fact that equals each square they move to so they are constantly practicing the facts.
The product has grown to include three different levels for each game. In level 1, students complete a path on the game board that includes the multiples of the number they start on. In this level, the multiples are in order from the student’s number times 2 to the student’s number times 12. In level 2, the students travel through the multiples of their number, but the multiples are not in order and some are used more than once. However, in level 2, there is only one correct path for each player to follow. In level 3, the students still must follow the multiples of their number, but the multiples are not in order; there are multiple correct paths possible for each number (some longer/some shorter), and there may be some dead ends that would cause the students to have to retrace their steps to get back on the correct path. These different levels offer another opportunity to differentiate for students so they can continue to practice the multiplication facts even as they become more proficient at them.
To offer more variety, I have also included the game boards with different directions so that they can be used as worksheets that students can complete independently by finding the correct maze paths on the boards. Also included is a set of mazes set up for kinesthetic learners or just a physical way to complete the games or worksheets. Each set of numbers (2-10) have maze forms printed that you can create on the ground or floor for students to physically walk through the maze using the game rules or the worksheet rules. Larger-sized numbers (6 to a page) are provided so you can print and cut them out to make a large physical maze like the forms provided. Students can then walk through these mazes.
All supplies for all parts of this product are provided. “Answer keys” are provided for each maze and board game so that you can be assured that there is at least one correct path for each number in each maze.
Clip art in this product came from the following Teachers Pay Teachers stores:
Circle with Dots: Copyright Brianna Price/Priceless Doodles http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Price-Of-Teaching
Dot Backgrounds: Copyright Write in the Middle http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Write-In-The-Middle
“Wacky Cartoon Numbers”: Copyright Ron Leishman http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ron-Leishman-Digital-Toonage
Doodle Borders around Student Directions in Kinesthetic Version: Copyright Krista Wallden http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden
My free product Which Way Do I Go? Sample
offers a sample of this product. I couldn’t include much because of the 10 page limit.
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