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Fun Math Multiplication Games
Fun Math Multiplication Games
As a homeschooling mother, I am constantly on the lookout for the best ways to teach my children the different skills they will need. Multiplication, in particular times tables, is one those skills which needs to be learned in order to efficiently do higher level mathematics. Times tables are best learned through repetition, but that repetition does not need to be rote learning like I did at school. Today's students have a vast array of fun multiplication games available to them to enable them to repeatably practice their times tables in a fun way, whether it's interactive multiplication games on the computer or printable card games or other fun math multiplication games.
Different games will appeal to different children. Some of these multiplication games are competitive - play against other students or the computer. Some are timed and require quick recall of multiplication facts to win. Others are less stressful and allow the students to answer the questions in their own time.
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Online Multiplication Games
Join in a fun, competitive game of up to 4 players to take a penguin race, jumping from one iceberg to another by answering times table questions (up to 12 times table). You will get your statistics at the end of the race - time, % accuracy, rate (per minute) and any problems you missed.
Play Penguin Jump online.
Select the times table you want to practice. After you have answered the questions you get to spray paint a car. You will then get another set of questions for decorating another car. Spray paint four cars to qualify for a race where you race against the clock.
Play Patty's Paints online.
Choose the type of times tables you want. Your space station is being bombarded with meteors. To prevent them from reaching you, you have to fire at the meteor with the correct answer. Click on the arrow keys to rotate the cannon then push space to fire.
Play Meteor Multiplication online.
Four in a Row
You are playing against the computer. Slide one arrow to point to a number. The other arrow stays where it is. The product of the two numbers is then claimed by you on the board. Your goal is to get 4 squares in a row. Great thinking and strategy game.
Play Four in a Row online.
Rags to Riches
A Who Wants to be a Millionaire type game to test your multiplication skills with more difficult multiplication questions – you may like to use a pen and paper in this one. Click on the correct answer. You can use up to three hints in the game. Don't make a mistake!
Play Rags to Riches online.
Buy Multiplication Games & Activities on Amazon
Memorize in Minutes : The Times Tables
This teacher's manual uses stories, pictures and activities including flashcards to teach children the times tables.
The Iguana Factor Multiplication Game
Learn and practice your times tables with this board game. You can play with 2,3 or 4 players.
Math Dash Game: Multiplication & Division
Your goal in this game is to get 4 pieces in a row. It can be played with 2-8 players.
Printable Multiplication Games
Free Printable Multiplication Board Games
Monkeying around with multiplication board game to practice multiplying a one-digit number by a two- or three-digit number.
A fun printable board game to help memorize the times tables.
Scroll down to the games section under "Multiplication" for a Tic-Tac-Toe printable times table game (up to 12x)..
Two printable times table games - three in a row and multiplication touch.
Links checked Jan 2012
Free Printable Multiplication Card Games
Scroll down to the games section under "Multiplication" for a Who is crash printable times table card game.
Dice and printable card game to practice times tables.
Flashcard stepping stones. Includes printable times table flashcards.
Links checked Sep 2012
Fun Multiplication Worksheets
Four times table mazes.
Scroll down to Famous Sites (under the Multiplication heading) for three worksheets where the student calculates answers to addition and multiplication problems then colors by number - the Acropolis, Colosseum, Great Wall of China.