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Having a Blast With Math!

During 5th grade enrichment, students focused part of their time on multiplication through the fun game, “Multiplication Squares”. The students partnered up with someone around the room. Each partner had a different colored pencil. Each group had one paper and a pair of dice. They took turns rolling the dice. When the two numbers appeared, they multiplied those numbers, found that number and place a line by it. Once they had placed 4 lines around that number, they filled in that square with their color. This was a fun way to help them practice their multiplication facts in an interactive way. Students’ comments about the activity were, “This is a blast!”, “This is so much fun!”, “Can we do this again?” “I really need to practice these!”. Learning and knowing multiplication facts form the foundation for solving mathematical concepts.