Multiplication Games

Barbara J. Feldman

Learning multiplication doesn’t have to be all about rote memorization and flashcards, there are plenty of fun online games you can add to the mix. From target practice to fashion dress up, your student is sure to find something to capture their attention with this week’s selection of multiplication games.

  • Dositey.com: Multiplication4 stars

    With lessons, exercises, printable worksheets and games, Dositey.com has basic multiplication covered. Best reasons to visit are the Order of Operations games (solve equations such as 14-2x4+11 to reveal a hidden picture) and Mystery Picture games for practicing multiplication facts up to a product of twenty. In addition, they have dozens of printable worksheets, including a customizable one for practicing times tables from one to nine.

  • Helping with Math: Multiplication Games4 stars

    "Multiplication doesn't have to be all worksheets, table, charts, tests and problems. Games are often an excellent way for your child to learn math. In keeping with our 'no bouncing frog' format, they are all clean and simple to try although they are still fun." True to their word, there is nary a bouncing frog in site, but these click-and-drag games are great for practicing multiplication facts. My favorites are the Target the Answer games which feature two-minutes rounds of target practice with great sound effects.

  • KidsNumbers.com: Multiplication Games5 stars

    The KidsNumbers multiplication program is divided into two parts. The first focuses on pre-multiplication skill building, and the second is a collection of games for reinforcing multiplication facts. For example, in Apple Baskets Multiplication, a problem such as 5 x4 is visualized as five baskets each filled with four apples. "As students begin this activity they will depend heavily on the apple baskets. However, over time, as the concepts begin to sink in, students should begin solving problems more mentally, until eventually the apple baskets are no longer required."

  • Multiplication.com: Interactive Games5 stars

    Woo hoo! Multiplication.com is my pick of the week because of the unique themes that make their games super fun. For example, in Pizza Pizazz you are presented with a problem, such as 8 x 9, a pizza, and a restaurant full of tables waiting for their order. To earn a point, you need to deliver your pizza to table number 72. Other fun concepts include Math Models ("Mix and match clothes to come up with your favorite outfit. The more math problems you get right, the more clothes you have to choose from.") and Color Creations ("Unlock the colors to paint the pictures by answering the problems correctly.")

  • MrNussbaum.com: Multiplication Drills5 stars

    MrNussbaum.com offers multiplication drills, seven Flash games, several worksheet generators and a unique interactive activity called Draggable Multiplication. Draggable Multiplication is a grid with multiplication problems to solve step-by-step by dragging answers onto the interactive workspace, working each step of a multiple-digit multiplication problem as you would with paper and pencil. "The program locks the numbers into place, which is helpful for students who have trouble keeping numbers organized."

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!


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  • Feldman, Barbara. "Multiplication Games." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 26 Jul. 2011. Web. 8 Oct. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/multiplication-games/ >.


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