Friday, June 3, 2016

Multiplication YAHTZEE!!!!

What better way to practice basic multiplication facts than a game of yahtzee?!

These scholars are rolling two dice, multiplying them together and crossing out the product (answer) that is listed on the sheet.   
Each of them has a sheet with two columns of products.  We played where the first person who finished crossing out products in both columns could yell out "Yahtzee!" but you could start out with just filling out one column.
We talked about what factors we needed to roll to get the product we needed to cross off.  In multiplication, factors are the digits that are multiplied together and the product is the answer. 
Factor x Factor=Product.  Using the math language helps them to become more familiar with the operation.  They can associate the, "math word," with the operation they are doing.