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Product Game

This interactive game for one or two players develops students' fluency with multiplication facts, understanding of the relationship between factors and products, and strategic thinking. Players take turns moving markers on a factor list and claiming their products on a board displaying all the products of the numbers 1-9. The first player to claim four in a row wins the game. The factors and number needed to win are customizable. The resource includes links to related lessons.
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Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Product Game was adapted from Prime Time: Factors and Multiples, Connected Mathematics Project, by G. Lappan, J. Fey, W Fitzgerald, S. Friel and E. Phillips (Dale Seymour Publications, 1996) - Author
Math TopicNumber Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Game, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Product Game was adapted from Prime Time: Factors and Multiples, Connected Mathematics Project, by G. Lappan, J. Fey, W Fitzgerald, S. Friel and E. Phillips (Dale Seymour Publications, 1996) - Author
    • Publication Date2014
    • RightsCopyright (c) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
      http://illuminations.nctm.org/termsofuse.aspx
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Clever game
      By Uncle Bob on 04/17/2013 - 11:33
    • Facts review with a purpose. Trying to get four products in a row requires facts knowledge and shifting strategies, from offense to defense to defensive offense to .... Well, you get the idea.