Promote hands-on learning with this activity, where students will practice making equal groups to represent multiplication.
Looking For Multiplication Games? Printable PDF Just For You!
Teach Starter has put together an engaging math activity for your 3rd grade students to determine the factors needed to reach a given product. To complete this activity:
- Each player rolls a pair of dice and forms a 2-digit number. This will be their “Featured Number.” (No players can have the same number.
- Using the same number of manipulatives as their featured number, each player will try to make as many different equal groups as possible, e.g. For the number 12, a player can make 1 group of 12, 2 groups of 6, 3 groups of 4, 4 groups of 3 and 6 groups of 1.
- For each equal group that they find, the player must record the information on their “Group It Many Ways” recording mat.
- The player that forms the most equal groups using their featured number wins.
How to Get Your Multiplication Dice Game
If you are ready for your students to use this exciting math game in your classroom, head on over to the green download button! Here, you can find the quick-print PDF file in both color and black and white.
Consider printing the resource on cardstock and slipping the recording sheet into a dry erase sleeve. Students can then use a dry erase marker to record their answers.
Additional Teaching Materials For Your Classroom!
If you are looking to fill your teaching toolkit with additional printables and activities, check out some of our suggested resources below!
Use this hands-on activity with your students and help them make equal groups to represent multiplication problems.
Guide your students to connect repeated addition with multiplication by completing this color-by-code multiplication worksheet.