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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Multiplication Fact Game

Today I am posting another math activity. I have used this game with my intervention groups in grades 3-5.  We are constantly working on our basic multiplication facts. In my opinion, games and authentic activities are much more beneficial than just going over flashcards over and over again. There are few things more boring than flashcards!

The game is called "Multiplication 5-in-a-row" and is basically a version of bingo. The object of the game is to get five in a row. I really like this game because students have to think backwards. The products for the basic facts 2-9 are provided. Students take turns picking what two factors they will multiply. They then move their two paper clips. Everyone else must also move their paper clips. (The paper clips hook on very nicely around the end of the paper and slide easily up and down the board.)

This game involves strategy since students know which products they need to make five in a row. They then have to think backwards and determine which two factors will give them the product they want. For struggling students, just seeing the popular products repeatedly on their boards is extremely helpful. I have made five different boards. For my personal set, I laminated the boards to make them more durable for repeated play. You can get your own FREE copy by clicking on either of the images above. You will be directed to my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

With this post, I am linking up with All Things Upper Elementary for their "Free For All Linky Party." Head on over and check out what other great things teachers are doing!


  1. Love this! Thanks for sharing!
    I just found your blog in TBTS! I am so happy you started this blog :) You have such great ideas :) cant wait to read more. I am your newest follower, lucky #9!
    Happy Teaching

  2. Hey there! Lorraine's blog sent me here, and I'm glad I visited! I'm your newest follower! :)
    ideas by jivey

  3. I just discovered your blog thanks to Lorraine, and I'm glad she sent me over. I love your idea! Thanks so much for sharing... I can't wait to try it out with my 3rd graders.
    :0) Melissa
    More Time 2 Teach

  4. Ah I don't know how I skipped over your comment. Your teaching in Jersey? That's awesome.. Congrats. Where are you teaching. I am from up north! Jersey it awesome. You will love it. If you need any help e-mail me

    Just Wild About Teaching

  5. Thanks for sharing. :) Love your blog...lots of great ideas! I came here, too, because of Lorraine at Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies. Best of luck with your new blog, and thanks, again, for all you share!! :)

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. Glad to share!

  6. Thanks for sharing. Coming this way via Lorraine at Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies! Great stuff!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Lorraine has such wonderful followers! :)

  7. Thank you for the freebie!! Welcome to blogging!! :O)

    Collaboration Cuties

  8. Thank you for the freebie! I am a TBTS member also and that is how I found your blog. (Homework 4 from on Facebook.) Looks great!

    The Teacher in Me


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