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Monkeying Around With Multiplication


Year Level: 3-4

 

Skill: Multiplication of 2 and 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers

 

Number of players: 2-4

 

Object of the game: Be the first player to reach the finish line by recognising correct and incorrect answers.

 

Supplies:

  • Copy of game board
  • Playing piece for each player (different coloured)
  • Bits of papers, different coins, etc.
  • One standard die
  • Paper and pencil for each student
  • Calculator for checking answers

 

To Play:

  1. All players place their game piece on START. Players roll the die, and the person with the highest number begins the game.
  2. The first player rolls the die and moves forward that number of spaces. Then she reads the line that matches the number she rolled.
  3. If the line tells the player to do something (such as go back 2 spaces), the player follows the directions. If the line gives a math problem, the player writes the problem on her paper and solves it. For example, if the player rolled a two, she would move forward 2 spaces and solve 36 x 3 = 108. Then she tells if the answer on the game board is correct or incorrect.
  4. Someone else checks her answer with the calculator. If the player is correct, she stays on that space until her next turn. If she is incorrect, she goes back to the space where she began her turn, and that turn is over.
  5. Each player follows in the same manner.
  6. The game ends when one player reaches END with an exact roll of the die or from a line of instructions. 

Driving Into Division

 

Year  Level: 4-5

 

Skill: Division of 3 and 4-digit numbers by 1 and 2-digit numbers

 

Number of players: 2-4

 

Object of the game: Be the first player to reach the finish line by recognizing correct and incorrect answers.

 

Supplies:

  • Copy of game board
  • Playing piece for each player (different coloured bits of papers, different coins, etc.)
  • One standard die
  • Paper and pencil for each student
  • Calculator for checking answers

 

To Play:

1. All players place their game piece on START.  Players roll the die, and the person with the highest number begins the game.

 

 

2. The first player rolls the die and moves forward that number of spaces.  Then he reads the line that matches the number he rolled.

 

3. If the line tells the player to do something (such as go back 2 spaces), the player follows the directions.  If the line gives a math problem, the player writes the problem on his paper and solves it.  

For example, if the player rolled a four, he would move forward 4 spaces and solve 428 ÷ 2.  He tells if the answer on the game board is correct or incorrect. (This one is incorrect.)

 

4. Someone else checks his answer with the calculator.  If the player is correct, he stays on that space until his next turn.  If he is incorrect, he goes back to the space where he began the turn, and that turn is over.

 

5. Each player follows in the same manner.

 

 

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