I have a few I've come up with and will be sharing them on my blog later, but I wanted to share the most recent one with you here! It's called Multiplication Duo - Kid named and approved!
It's super easy to play and the kids 'get it' really fast! I started out teaching it to one group (off the top of my head) while all other students were doing other fact fluency games and then... one by one-more students kept joining in the on the fun and it broke out into a mini-lesson on Multiplication Duo! It's so much fun! You have to try it!
You will want to pick out numbers 1-10 in 2 sets of card decks - then, combine them.
When playing each student gets 10 cards for themselves and they can't show anyone.
After they each have their 10 cards, they take the remaining cards and put them in a pile in the center of themselves.
One card from the pile is flipped over and students look at their hand to find a factor to multiply that number by. Whoever gets the largest product wins that round and collects all their cards to keep as 'their points.'
I told students to give each other time to think about which card they wanted to lay down and then the person who flipped the card counts: 1, 2, 3... duo! Then, the students lay down all of their cards at once so there isn't any cheating. ;)
Here is a little direction sheet for you to print off and stick at your own fact fluency station or to include for early finisher work!
Click here or on the picture to grab this directions page!!
Thanks for taking time to learn this fun new game! Like I said, I will have many more games on my blog super soon! Be sure to visit!