A free Multiplication game that students LOVE (Part 3)

Need a new multiplication game that will have students engaged in your classroom?

Multiplication fluency is one of those skills that we really want to nail in our Grade 3 and 4 classrooms.

Not only to just meet our curriculum requirements, but we know as teachers that when our students are fluent in their multiplication recall, it is going to make the world of difference in their success in all other areas of mathematics.

We have all seen students who can complete a task get stunted with absolute frustration when they don’t know the answer to a times table fact.

This is when we start to see their mindset change from Maths being fun to ‘hard’, ‘difficult’, ‘frustrating’, ‘too challenging’ or even ‘boring’ (which we know is a way that they use to conceal that they are simply finding something too tough).

How do you turn this around?

By introducing multiplication fluency games!

Before we start, what is fluency?

This is when we know students understand the concept of multiplication being repeated addition, groups, but just need practise with the automatic recall of facts. The automatic recall is what is known as fluency.

We know kids learn by:

  • Playing and having fun
  • Repeated practise
  • Hands-on learning experiences

This free resource is going to provide all those things for you and your students.

Inside this freebie we share:

☝️ Fun times table activity inspo

✌️ 3 games that you can print and use tomorrow!

🤟 Where you can go for even more help and activities that your students will love!

Get your hands on a copy by clicking here.

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Why we love this multiplication game:

As teachers, we always want to find resources that our students actually enjoy using – this multiplication game is one of those! We also love it because:
  • No fancy resources needed – just the game boards, a set of playing cards and some counters
  • Differentiation is simple – students can be working on different templates at the same time depending on what times table facts they are learning
  • It is hands-on learning – ideal for this age group
  • They are perfect for centres, fast finishers or to engage the most reluctant mathematicians
  • Students can time themselves and try to beat their personal best as they play
  • Ideal to send home to help students in a fun way
  • An engaging way to build fluency or review multiplication facts

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What other teachers are saying about this resource:

“This is a great resource to pull out for those days when you just want something the students will enjoy and review multiplication but is manageable to use with the whole class. My class uses a decks of cards often so they understand our system of getting the materials out and placing the back neatly in our class.” Trudi

 

“My students LOVE this!!” Kelly

 

“The students and I loved this resource! Hands-on maths for students who are struggling is a game changer! Thank you!” Brittany


Interested in more multiplication lesson ideas? We have got you covered, check out our 3-part blog series all about times table fun here.

If you forgot to download your freebie, here is the link again!

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What to read next:

8 Times table fluency Activities your Students will LOVE – Part 1

Simple Multiplication game ideas (Part 2)

Fun Ways to teach Division

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