1. Equal Shares

2. Fast Arrays

3. Quotient Matching Game

4. Picture Arrays/Cummunative Property

5. Fact Families

6. Math Dash Game

7. Factor Force Game

8. Snap It Up Game

9. Igunana Factors Board Game

10. Totally Tut Operations  Board Game

11. Football Facts

12. Factor Mobile

13. Books: Party Plans by the Number X, Hersheys Multiplication,

14. Clothespin Center

15. Arrays Chart

16. Chutes & Ladders

17. Lego Arrays

18. Various Ways to Show X

19. Jenga

20. Times Tables Tricks

21. Fact Families

22. Shakers

23. Yay for Arrays!

2 player, dice game: Kids take turns rolling two dice. They use the numbers the dice land on to create an array on a grid, using number counters (or cheerios, paperclips, etc.). After they make their array, they write it down (ex: 2 rows of 4). Then, they write the multiplication equation down and solve it. They compare their answer to their opponent’s. The player with the largest product wins and circles his answer. They continue playing. Then, when they’re finished, they count up the total number of times they won. Whoever won the most is the overall winner!

24. Calendar Magic 9

Note: For larger numbers that may be hard to do the multiplication in your head, multiply the middle number by 10 and then subtract by the middle number. For example, 11 is in the middle, 11 x 10 = 110, 110 – 11 = 99! You can do this trick on any number grid!

25. Everyday Arrays

Take your class on an adventure of real world arrays! First, hunt for arrays in the classroom. For example, open a box of crayons and take a peek inside, an array! Check out the kids’ desks and chairs. Are they arranged in an array? Don’t forget lockers or cubbies. They’re lined up in an array! Pull out a calculator, array! Walk through the hallways. Is there student work hanging in an array? Check out the parking lot. Are the parking spaces lined in an array?
 Over the weekend, have kids hunt for three arrays. They can draw their arrays or take a picture of them. Underneath their image, have them write down the multiplication equation, as well as their array in repeated addition. Remind them, they CAN’T make their array out of Cheerios!!! It has to be an array they just happen to come across. They could find their arrays around their house or at an outing (grocery, park, etc.). Examples: a lego, t.v. remote control, ice cube tray, eyeshadow compact, hershey bar, egg carton, muffin tin, etc.
26. Guess My Array Homework
Homework: Have kids make a multiplication array at home using their favorite toy, snack, or any other object. Then, they bring their objects to class and set it up. Once arrays are ready to go, mix kids up and have them go around the classroom, writing multiplication equations and solving their classmates’ arrays!
 27. Dice and Darts
Diced Darts gets kids excited to practice their multiplication or addition skills!

5 thoughts on “Multiplication/Division

  1. These look great. I would love to try the chutes and ladder one with my students. Do you know where you found it? I can’t quite read the directions on how to play.

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