Pile It On: A Multiplication Game
Introduce multiplication to your child using a deck of playing cards and a die. This game provides an excellent demonstration of how multiplication works. First, players roll the die twice to find numbers for their multiplication fact. Then, they place cards in piles to create a visual representation of each fact. When solving their problem, players can count the cards or use the multiplication facts they already know. As patterns appear within the game, players will gain a better grasp on multiplication.