Multiplication Go is sure to be a hit with your students. Incorporating walking and learning into one fun game, Multiplication Go is an active multiplication activity that gets kids out of their seats and out into the school to find clues to solve math problems.
How Multiplication Go! Works:
The teacher hypes up the game by providing the following scenario. “Class! There are five monsters loose at our school. It is going to be our job to work in teams to try and capture those five monsters. I am not sure where they are located in the school, so you will need to work as a team to find them. Once you have found the monsters, it is no easy task to capture them. You will have to solve math problems in order to defeat them. But no worries, we have been working hard in class on those math skills, so I know you will succeed.” Below is a sample page from the introductory slideshow.
After the students have found and captured four monsters from around the school, they will return to the classroom for the final battle. Students stay in their teams, but now compete against each other in a fun “Jeopardy” style game. A member from each team comes up to the front. A category is chosen and a problem is displayed. The first person to respond correctly gets the points for his/her team. Play continues until all the points have been awarded. The team with the highest point total is awarded the final monster and is declared the champion. Below is a picture of what the final game board looks like.
What’s in Multiplication Go?
We have created the brand-new Multiplication Go resource that you can download by clicking here. It includes the following:
-a teacher tips page with easy step by step directions
-monsters to cut out and use
-multiplication sheets to print off (single digit only)
-answer keys to the sheets
-teacher group tracking sheet
-signs to post around the school (and suggestions of where to post them)
-a final game to play with the students
We are excited to use this active multiplication activity with our students this year! Be on the lookout for Division Go, Addition Go, Subtraction Go and more in the near future! Have fun and enjoy teaching this fun activity!