Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Multiplication Bingo

Alexandra is really getting her multiplication tables "down!" And, our current favorite game is multiplication bingo. We each make our own boards - 5 squares by 5 squares. We use all kinds of things for markers - this is what makes it so fun! We've used Skittles, candy corn, erasers (I have lots of different ones as they're so much fun), etc. Then, you use 2 dice.

Originally, we were using two 6 sided dice. Then, I bought a blank 6 sided dice and, using pencil, marked it with 2, 2, 3, 3, 5, 5 - the numbers she was working on. We would roll this dice and a 10 sided dice (which has 0-9) and multiply them. (We were using a 4 by 4 board at this time.)

Now, we have 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 on our 6 sided dice. Today, I bought some more 10 sided dice and I think we're ready to play that way. We'll actually use the "0" as a 10 so we can multiply from 1-10. I also bought a bunch of 6 cent erasers so we'd have something new to play with - they are cute little citrus fruits.

It is so important to me to make math fun for Alexandra! The more games, the better!


Robin said...

Because GB is still sick, I may try your game and see if I can sneak in some math. This looks like a lot of fun. And I think he'll like the idea of being able to control the bingo board. Great idea!

live4evermom said...

I have always loved this idea. I think I will try that with my little one but doing addition then I will give it a try with subtraction. Thanks for the reminder.

Online Bingo Prize said...

thats a good idea! i think ill play that with my 6 year old goddaughter :) thanks for the idea!

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