3 Multiplication Games 3rd Graders Will Love - Elementary Education

3 Multiplication Games 3rd Graders Will Love

If you’re a 3rd grade teacher, you know that multiplication can be a tough concept to master. That’s why it’s important to have fun and engaging multiplication games 3rd graders will LOVE in your classroom! In this blog post, we will explore three different multiplication games that are sure to help your students learn and master this essential skill.

Multiplication Games 3rd Graders Will Be Obsessed With #1: Multiplication War

This game is played with a regular deck of cards. Every card has a value: Ace=14, King=13, Queen=12, Jack=11, and the numbered cards are worth their face value. To play multiplication war, you will need two players. Each player gets half of the deck and turns their cards face down.

To start, each player flips over the top card of their deck. The player with the higher number multiplication value takes both cards and puts them at the bottom of their pile. For example, if one player flips over an eight and the other player flips over a three, the player with the eight would take both cards because eight is a higher multiplication value than three. However, if both players flip over cards with the same multiplication value, then it’s war!

To declare war, each player sets their card down and flips over the next card in their deck. The player with the highest multiplication value takes all of the cards. If there is still a tie, then another card is flipped, and so on. The first player to run out of cards loses the game!

This multiplication game is a great way to help your students practice their multiplication facts while also having fun.

Multiplication Games 3rd Graders Will LOVE #2: Multiply by Three

For this multiplication game, you will need a deck of cards and a whiteboard or chalkboard. To set up, write the numbers one through twelve in a column on the board. Next, deal out all of the cards to the players. The player with the Ace begins and multiplication by three begins!

To play, the player looks at their card and multiplies it by three. For example, if they are holding a five, they would write 15 on the board. The next player looks at their card and multiplication by three continues! If a player is holding a multiplication card that has already been used, they can either choose to multiply by three again or pick a new number to multiply by. The game ends when the board is full or when one player runs out of cards.

This multiplication game is a great way to help your students practice their multiplication facts while also having fun.

Multiplication Games 3rd Graders Will Beg For #3: Knockout

Knockout is a game played on the whiteboard with premade slides. Students face off in 2 teams and players race to correctly answer their questions on the slide first. If a student answers correctly, they stay in the game. The student who answers incorrectly or last leaves the game. You can read more about the rules of Knockout here.

These games are great to play if you want to practice math facts by family (all the x7 in one game, for example) OR mix it up (it’s really easy to combine sets of slides!)

multiplication games 3rd graders will love - a screen showing 2 sides of the game slides with 5x8 and 6x7

Special slides like “Knockout” or “Free Pass” add an extra element of excitement to the game. The first team to lose all of their players loses the game.

This multiplication game is a great way to help your students practice their multiplication facts while also having fun.

I love this game so much that I’m sharing one with you for free! Fill out the quick form below to download the multiplication game slides.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

Happy teaching!

P.S. You can check out all of the multiplication Knockout games I have here.

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