Once a child goes to the third grade, they start learning about more advanced math during the school day and of course multiplication included! While there are many kinds of tricks and tips that should help make learning math easier, sometimes we need a fun game to really reinforce learning.
Multiplication board games are the best combination of learning math in a board game way. A board game that allows children to practice multiplication tables in a random order will help them in learning a friendly but competitive way.
We can make the multiplication board game at home by using the cardstock, a pencil and a ruler. You can also print it onto card or printed onto card and then laminated to make them more durable. Use plastic markers, buttons or glass beads to play. Some games require dice to play.
As we know, teaching math to kids can be challenging, Even though multiplication is one of the elementary arithmetic skills, kids and adults alike can still find multiplication tricky. However, using board games as an educational tool can be a more effective way to keep children engaged in the lesson, especially at the young ages. Multiplication board games allow children to use knowledge of math and the core concept of it in new ways and we can ask them to apply what they know in competitive games for entertainment.
Here is a simple list of games suitable for math students but any number of games can be adapted for use in teaching math skills.
1. Tic-Tac-Toe With Math
2. Math Board Game Race
3. Simple Number Bingo
4. Four in a Row Multiply
We also have more printable game you may like:
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Give the kids real-life objects to count rather than the same old plastic teddy bears they have been counting all year. Use some fun, edible manipulatives to measure items, such as marshmallows or licorice instead of measuring everything in inches and centimeters.
Kids love counting objects that they are familiar with, like cereal or funny-shaped pasta. If possible, use real money when you are teaching about money. You have to always relate the math to the kids' real life interests. For example, children love to eat snacks, then allow them to use their favourite snacks such as popcorn or M&Ms as the learning props and enjoy it at the end of the lesson.