We have been working hard at learning our multiplication facts.
Memorizing math facts is very important as we start to solve longer, bigger math problems.
Last week we played “multiplication baseball” to practice our facts in a fun way.
To play the game you need a game board, some game pieces, and dice.
The “pitcher” rolls the dice and the batter has to multiply the numbers from memory. If they get the answer wrong it’s an out and if they get the answer right, the game board tells you if it’s an out, a single, double, triple, or home run.
Here is a pdf file with the game board: Baseball Multiplication
It’s a pretty simple game to play, and it adds a little excitement to practicing multiplication facts with a friend.
You can modify the game by playing with a six-sided dice and a twelve-sided dice, or two twelve-sided dice for higher multiplication facts.
Here are the scoring sheets for different dice, and directions for the game: Modified Scoring Sheets
In the game below, the red team is batting. They have runners on 1st and 2nd. The blue team “pitched” a 4 and an 8. What happens?