Multiplication Games ~ Learn Times Tables While You Move
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We love to play math games around here and these multiplication games have been used over and over again in our house. I first shared the idea of Multiplication High Fives here, then decided to take it to the next level and create a downloadable multiplication chart and High Five template. This method has been so effective in getting math facts to stick for my kids. I hope you’ll find it useful as well.
High Five Math Games use Whole Body Learning to engage the brain in understanding and retaining concepts paired with movement. Watch the video to see the games we play with High Five Multiplication, then download the printable pdf file.
How to Play Multiplication High Fives
- Download the multiplication chart and the High Fives template (below). Print out as many copies as you need. You can print left hands or right hands, depending on your child’s dominant hand.Money saving tip: I hate spending so much money on color printer ink cartridges so I print most things in black and white onto colored paper. A package of colored paper is a fraction of the cost of color ink cartridges. This is the paper I used.
- Have your child use the chart to write each multiplication equation onto the High Fives and cut each page in half to separate the hands. We use this tape to attach the High Fives to walls and doors without ruining the paint and, wow, does Amazon have a much better price on that tape than my local big box stores!
- Get ready to play! Kids can High Five every time they go up the stairs, out the door, or wherever you see the opportunity in your home for frequent practice. Once they master a set of numbers, move on to the next set.
Download the pdf file:
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