Lesson Plan

Musical Chair Multiplication

Get your students moving while practicing their multiplication facts! Bring an old favorite to the classroom as students move about and work problems out. This is a fun way to incorporate movement and learning with a twist.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to fluently multiply and divide within 100.


(5 minutes)
  • Ask students if they have ever played musical chairs.
  • Give a brief overview of the game, and model with how it is played with a small group of students.
  • Explain to students that today they will play a math version of musical chairs.
  • Tell the students that a multiplication fact card will be placed at each desk, and as the music plays they will walk or dance around the room until the music stops. Then they will need to quickly find a seat and solve the multiplication problem.
  • In this version, no chair will be removed so students can all get as much multiplication practice as possible.