Now that school is back in session for most of us, I thought I'd share this little game that we started playing last year. I found it on one of my many Internet searches trying to find a fun way to get my kids to practice their multiplication tables- and yes, believe it or not it's actually fun. After we played it a few times here at home I shared the idea with both of the boys teachers and they used it in their classes and everyone had a blast.
It's called Multiplication War. Remember playing war with a deck of cards? Well it's basically the same thing- only it's not the person that has the highest ranking card that wins, it's the person that can CORRECTLY multiply the two cards together that wins. For instance- if one person flips over a 2 and the other flips over an 8- the first person to yell (and they do end up yelling quite often) 16 wins the cards. We make Jacks -10, Queens = 11 and Kings = 12. It really is lots of fun and and a much more exciting way to practice multiplication! Try it out- I bet your kids will love it!
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