Pay Tribute to Multiplication
Idea by Nichole, a 3rd Grade ESL Teacher, from Chandler, AZ.
To offer students practice with multiplication, I have my students play a three-person card game named Salute. To begin, the dealer deals each partner one card face down. The remaining two players place their cards against their forehead so that the dealer can identify the number on the cards. The dealer then mentally multiplies the two numbers and declares the product aloud. Each player must then figure out the factor printed on his or her card. Whichever player says the missing factor first, wins both cards for that round. Game continues until one player accumulates 10 cards or until time is up. At game’s end, the player who has collected the most cards is the winner.
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