April 24, 2012

Grid Multiplication {FREE Printable Math Game}


Welcome to Day 7 of 10 Days of Math Games & Activities! For the next three weekdays I will continue sharing lots of fun, hands-on math games and activities to utilize with your children or students! Today’s game is called Grid Multiplication!

Grid Multiplication: Free Printable Math Game

Materials Needed:

1) Two dice labeled with numbers between 1 and 10 (We prefer to use either our Education Cubes or our Write-On Wipe-Off Dice)

2) Dry Erase Markers (Counters are optional)

3) The Grid Multiplication game board grid included in the download

Directions: Print one grid for each player. Laminate or slide into a page protectors for durability and repeated use. Each player takes turns rolling the dice/cubes and making an array on the grid corresponding to the numbers rolled. The first number rolled is the number of rows to color or cover (with counters) on the grid. The second number is the number of columns to color or cover on the grid. After making the array, the player writes the corresponding multiplication equations. The player with the largest product gets a point. The player with the most points wins!

Grid Multiplication in Action with 2 Players: Player A rolls a 4 & 5, colors the corresponding array, and writes the two multiplication equations.

Grid Multiplication: Free Printable Math Game

Player B rolls a 9 & 4, colors the corresponding array, and writes the two multiplication equations.

Grid Multiplication: Free Printable Math Game

The players compare their game board and Player B should get a point in the score box because their product is greater. However, I accidentally put the point on the wrong game board! Sorry!!!

Grid Multiplication: Free Printable Math Game

Erase/clear the boards and play again. The person with the most total points wins!

Download the Grid Multiplication Game

This post is part of the 10 Days of…Series hosted by the iHomeschool Network!

10 Days of Math Games & Activities

Day 1: Making Equations {Addition & Subtraction} Math Game

Day 2: Number Line Addition & Subtraction Math Game

Day 3: Guess the Coins Math Game

Day 4: Roll Hundreds & Roll Thousands {Place Value Math Game}

Day 5: Living Math Books: Reading as a Math Activity

Day 6: Circle Subtraction Math Game

Day 7: Grid Multiplication Math Game

Day 8: Making it Whole {Fractions Game}

Day 9: Off the Grid {Addition & Subtraction Game}

Day 10: Math Games {Family Game Night}

Be sure to head over and check out the 28 other awesome bloggers participating in the 10 Days Series! Yep, that’s a total of almost 300 amazing blog posts chalk full of great information!

iHomeschool Network

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  • http://homeschool-life-situations.com/math-games.html Karen

    What a great way fun way to reinforce multiplication facts.

  • http://encouragingwords10.wordpress.com/ Sharlene

    Thank you for making these games. I look forward to using them.

  • Brandonvenuefula

    Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer! I will bookmark your blog and have my children check up here often.

  • Sammylyn

    You should check out the game SMATH. Is is like scrabble but with adding subtracting dividing and multiplying. Its a great game and a lot of fun!

  • http://treeblurb.com/doctorx Justgord

    great game! I used this method a lot with my son, who is home-schooled. You can introduce lots of other topics like squared numbers, primes and distributive property by using rectangular grids for multiplication.

    We were doing a lot of these, so I even went so far as to make an interactive web app to do this – see quantblog.wordpress.com

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    Thanks for sharing!