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Multiplication Monkeys

Make Multiplication Fun with Multiplication Monkeys!

Multiplication can be fun with Multiplication Monkeys. This multiplication game helps students memorise their multiplication facts as well as develop their strategic thinking and turn-taking skills.

Multiplication is a fundamental skill in mathematics that we use in our daily lives more than we even realise. In many curriculums worldwide, knowing the times table to at least 12 is deemed essential.

Multiplication is more than just memorising facts; students need to understand the concept and how to apply it. Once this has been achieved, it is often easier and quicker for students to memorise their multiplication facts. In doing so, they will achieve a greater degree of mathematical fluency. This, in turn, will boost their confidence, speed, and accuracy when it comes to calculating.

Thankfully, many old-school methods of teaching multiplication are now outdated. Instead, teachers are now looking for fun and creative ways for their students to learn.

Multiplication Monkeys offers just that! It’s a multiplication game perfect for a math lesson starter or a math homework task. It helps students to practise their multiplication recall and think strategically. The game is for two players, which allows them to practise taking turns and playing fair.

All this in just one easy-to-organise resource!

How to Use Multiplication Monkeys:

  1. Print the Game Board: Collect two dice and game counters in two different colours.
  2. Roll and Multiply: Each player takes a turn to roll both dice. The values shown on the dice must be multiplied together by the player who rolled them.
  3. Mark the Grid: The player must find the answer on the number grid and place one of their coloured counters over that number.
  4. Strategise to Win: The aim of the game is to get four coloured counters in a row. Players must think carefully about where to place their pieces.

Extension Activities and Fun Ideas:

  • Create a Grid: Ask your students to create their own Multiplication Monkey grid. They must think about all the possible answers a 6-sided dice combo could generate, practising multiplication skills and thinking systematically.
  • Challenge with Different Dice: Make the above activity even more challenging by introducing 9 or 12-sided dice.
  • Giant Playground Game: Turn the activity into a giant playground game for recess or lunch. Use a grid painted on the playground floor, or draw one with chalk. Use giant dice and sports cones as counters to create a large-scale version of Multiplication Monkeys!

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