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Times Tables Game: Multiplication Strategies & Commutative Property

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Grade 4, 5, 6, 7





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Here's a quick and easy activity to practice multiplication facts, multiplication strategies, and the commutative property.

Full instructions are provided. All students need are 6- or 10-sided dice and scrap paper or a whiteboard!


Here’s a fun way to practice multiplication facts with a friend. Roll several dice. Your job is to multiply the numbers in as many creative ways as you can. You and your partner take turns thinking of a new way to multiply the numbers. A player gets a point when their partner can not think of another way.

Sample Game:

Sue and Max are playing the medium level. They roll a 6, a 5, and a 2.

Sue: 5x2 = 10x6 = 60

Max: 6x5 = 30x2 = 60

Sue: 6x2 = 12x5 = 60

Max might give up and Sue gets the point.

Or, he could get creative and say 6x5 is the same as 5x5+5 = 30x2= 60

Then Sue might give up and Max gets the point.

Grades to Use With:

This game is a great way to practice multiplication facts in the intermediate and middle school grades (4-9). It could also be used in high school special education or in a grade 2/3 enrichment program.



Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

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What is Included:

2 Page PDF: Teacher Page and Student Instructions with Sample Game

Resource Tags

times tables math facts multiplication multiplication game math game dice game commutative property math strategy multiple methods

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