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5-Minute Fillers: Multiplication and More

Volume 25

Multiplication Bee
Builds multiplication math fact knowledge

Organize students in a circle, and name a number between 2 and 9. Choose a student to begin the game by saying the number 1. The next student says the number 2 and so on around the circle. Each time the number called out is a multiple of the number chosen, the student must raise his/her hand instead of calling out the number. If a student doesn't raise his/her hand at the right time or raises it at the wrong time, he or she is out. Continue until students reach the last multiple of the number times 9.


Pose the following question to students to start a lively discussion, or use is as a prompt for a quick journal-writing activity:

What if you could talk with the President of the United States? What would you talk about? Why would you choose to talk about those things?




Article by Gary Hopkins
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