It's no secret that lots of practice makes perfect, but sometimes repetition can become boring. That's why games are such an awesome way to make learning fun. Whenever my kids are engaged, they learn so much more, as opposed to being forced to do that plain black and white drill to s-'kill' worksheet. Apart from creating resources, I am also constantly sourcing out other educational activities that are readily available and easily accessible on the Internet. There is an abundance of educational games that are free to play, ready to click and go. However, sometimes in the rush of the crazy teacher life, sourcing games of such educational value can be a stretch when time and stress levels reach high points. That's why, this week, I'm sharing with you a fun collection of free to play multiplication games that you can bookmark and have ready at your fingertips to assign to a student or your class. I'm pretty picky at the games I choose, there's lots of free stuff on the web, but I've weeded through them to share with you some of the best!
Please note the following:
1. Multiplication Picnic
I love Multiplication Picnic because of it's visuals. This one is perfect for learning multiplication facts and being able to see pictures that help with the understanding of the concept.
Created by Sheppard Software, this cute game can be played here.
2. Fish Shop
This cute fish shop multiplication game requires players to answer the math problems correctly to serve their customers. Answer wrong once, and the player is forgiven. However, answer wrong twice, and the customer walks away sad.
There are three modes of difficulty to choose from with three levels to conquer!
3. Mummy Marathon
Turn up the pace with this Mummy Marathon game! Visually amazing, easy to use, and will encourage your students to become quicker at recalling multiplication facts. Speed and accuracy is the key in this game to passing a level. The faster the player correctly answers the multiplication question, the faster they run!
You will get to choose which fact family to practice.
I LOVE the added feature of picking a mummy avatar before starting the game! Then get ready for super engagement and speed, in this race of multiplication!
Created by Natasha Oliver, play this game here.
4. Math Lines: XFactor 12
This game requires precision, aim, and factor knowledge! The player must shoot the ball that gets you 12 using multiplication. For example, if the ball the player is shooting is marked '3', then aim to shoot a ball on the path marked '4.' Some strategy and speed will keep this game fast-paced and engaging.
Available on CoolMathGames.com, play this game here.
5. Happy Burger
This game is cute, colorful, and fun for those who love cooking themed games.
This game is less forgiving than the Fish Shop game, get the answer wrong once and the customer leaves unhappy. Like the Mummy Marathon, I like that for this one you can select a fact family to practice in a game.
Each time a level is complete, the restaurant receives an upgrade. The number of multiplication problems per customer increases with each level, and more ingredient options are added to the kitchen.
I'm not sure who created this amazing game, but it is available on Timestables.com. Play it here.
6. Multiplication Memory Game
This fun game will test your students' memory as well as multiplication skills! I love this one because it has the option to be a one or two player game, and you can select which facts to practice in a game. Unlike the other games, you can choose more than one fact family to practice in a single memory game.
I don't know who to credit for this game, but I found this on Timestables.com. Timestables.com have a great selection of games, I could spending hours looking around their site!
Are you looking for more fun ways for your kids to practice their multiplication skills? Do you need something that's easy prep, but can be done in a classroom on paper? If so, you may be interested in this Multiplication-focused Math Mystery that I created in difficulty editions from 3rd to 6th grade - The Case of the Monster Mix-Up!
It comes with an optional video hook to set the scene for your students. A written story is also included in the packet to use instead.
Check out the video below:
Take the bore out of multiplication worksheets by adding a bit of mystery and logical thinking! Your students will need to solve the math problems to unlock clues, then use deductive reasoning to narrow down a list of monster suspects! Find out which monster should be in trouble for these scare crimes.
Click your grade below to find the print and go packet to solve the mystery with multiplication!
Tip: If the skills listed in your current grade level seem too hard, try a grade edition lower if available. I don't list grades on the worksheet pages.
Each grade edition includes the print and go math mystery packet, an editable suspect list, and the video hook.
A 21st century School Teacher, Mother, and Wife.
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