Monday, January 19, 2015

Roll and Multiply

I would like to share a great warm up game for maths time for students who know their times tables. It is great for promoting quick thinking and fast recall of these facts.

You need a multi-sided dice. This will be the number you multiply by. Choose a 6, 10, 12 (or 20 if you want to be able to go up to 12 x but dont have the right dice). Laminate or slide into a protective sleeve to use again.
Roll the dice once (or have the teacher pick) what is the number to multiply by each time. Here I have gone with 5.

Roll the dice. Each time, multiply your initial number written in the corner by the number rolled. In the pic, I would be doing the equation 5 x 3 (3 being the number rolled).

Continue until there is a winning number.
Grab your copy by clicking the image above. There is a few different versions (with different graphics) for you to enjoy.


  1. Thanks for the Freebie! My 3rd and 4th graders will love this!

  2. We've been playing this since you've posted it and it's a hit! So simple, yet they can target the facts they want to master for our fact checks. They like to predict which number will reach the top first and race against themselves. And I can say that some of them have mastered the facts that they were practicing. Thanks for sharing this!
    Tales of a Tenacious Teacher

  3. This will work in perfectly witht the goals each student made last week for learning their math facts! They can each focus on their goals (2x, 5x etc). Thank you!