## Thursday, January 5, 2012

### Math Game- Racing Rectangles

Racing Rectangles

Racing Rectangles is a game that can help reinforce arrays and multiplication.  Students, working in pairs, take turns rolling two dice.  Each student must choose a different colored marker or crayon to use.  The student outlines and fills in a rectangle that matches what they rolled.

For example, if the student rolled a 4 and 3, that student would fill in a 4x3 rectangle on the grid.  The player then writes the total number of squares inside the rectangle.

A player loses a turn when his or her rectangle cannot fit on the game board.  Play continues back and forth until neither player can't draw a rectangle.

Students count up their total of squares they colored.
The winner is the one with the highest number of squares filled in.

Here is an example of what a game board might look like...

Enjoy!

1. Hi Mary:

I think I'd like to use this when we review area next month. Thanks--as always--for sharing!

Kim
Finding JOY in 6th Grade

2. Awesome game! My students have begun learning how to multiply and we have already studied area-- a perfect activity for centers!

3. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jennifer