Thursday, August 16, 2012

Math Card Game - Multiplication Zone

I have three more days of summer break!  Teachers officially start on Monday and the kids show up on Wednesday.  My room is mostly ready (pics to come), copies for the first days are made, class list is almost complete, me.... I'm getting there!

I have a card game for you today.  I came across this one on the www and thought it would make a great addition to our list of math card games for our game station.  I created a direction page and recording sheet to go along with the game.

Number of Players: 2-4
Materials: Deck of Cards

How to Play:

1.  Each player is dealt 10 cards.

2.  The remaining cards are put in a pile in the middle, flip the top card over.

3.  Group members need to multiply the top card by 10.  So if the top card was a 4 ( 4x 10= 40)

               The target number is 40.

4.  Players go through their stack of 10 cards.  The objective is to find two cards that when multiplied together, the product is in the 40 range (40-49).

5.  Players that can make a product in the required number range can then remove those two cards from their pile.

6.  Play continues this way until one player is out of cards.

I created a recording sheet for this game.  You can have each player fill their own out or have each group fill out one page.  There are five columns.  The first is to record down the zone number.  Each player (up to 4) has a space to record down their product that fits in that zone.  If a player can not create a zone product, they get a NO.

Here is an example of what game play and recording would look like...



  1. Fabulous, can't wait to use this. Thanks.

  2. Hi Mary!

    What a great idea for this game! I can't wait to try it with my class! Thank you :)