Research shows that students need to have a good grasp of basic math facts before they can truly understand higher concepts. This game is a way for students to practice their multiplication facts in a fun way. The game board is made to fit inside a file folder or to be cropped and glued to a large piece of construction paper, so it is perfect for a math center or small group work (2 to 4 players).
*game cards: math fact cards and special move cards (move ahead, move back, lose a turn)
Needed to play:
*4 tokens or other game pieces
Multiplication Move Along by Laura E Miller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
I tend to be silly and have fun in the classroom. I believe that students have to WANT to learn and be ENGAGED in their learning in order to retain any information. I use a lot of goofy voices, exaggerated examples, and silly mnemonics in my teaching.
I also believe that students need to take responsibility for their own learning. A lot of what I do is geared toward students creating and completing activities, rather than me lecturing and boring them into a nap.
I don't use a lot of clip art in my lessons (unless it's central to the objective being taught), because I believe that my munchkins could/should create their own! It can also be distracting for those already distractable students.