The following are game stations that I use to reinforce the multiplication
facts. I keep each game "ready to go" making it a good activity for a
substitute to use.
Hands Down Multiplication
Materials needed: "Slap-O-Matic" from a Hands Down game, playing cards (half with
multiplication problems and half with their answers)
1. Each player draws 7 cards.
2. At each player's turn the player looks for a matching problem and product.
they have a match they slap their "hand" on the Slap-O-Matic. The other
players also slap their "hand." The player's "hand" that is last to go down
loses a card to the player who had the match. If the player does not have
match when it is their turn they must draw a card but can still slap the
3. The player with the most matches when time is called is the winner.
Wheel of Fortune Multiplication
Materials needed: Money value wheel from a Wheel of Fortune Game, dice (I use
blank dice and write the numbers 5-10 on each.), score sheets
1. Each player spins the wheel to determine their money value.
2. They must then roll the dice and find the product of the two factors.
3. If they are correct they may add the money value to their score card.
(If the player lands on bankrupt they lose their "money.")
4. The player with the most "money" on their score card when time is called is
This is a board game that uses the principles of Scrabble only with numbers, addition
signs, equal signs, etc
Materials needed: Uno cards, dice, score sheets
Follow the same rules as Uno with one added feature. Each player must roll
the dice and answer the product of the two numbers before they can
play a card or draw a card.
Materials needed: blank Bingo cards, game pieces (At Valentine's Day I use candy.),
multiplication flash cards in a bag
1. Each player writes multiplication problems on their card. They may choose
any problem from 0 X 0 to 12 X 12.
2. The players take turns drawing a flash card from the bag and reads the
problem and answer.
3. Any player with that multiplication problem may place a game piece on their
4. The first player to fill their board wins.