How to Play Multiplication 4 in a Row
This game is for two players. It is great for practicing those facts!
You need:
1 copy of the game board
2 paperclips
2 different kind of place markers (beans, color rocks, small game pieces)
The first player takes the two paper clips and places each of them on a number (2-9) at the bottom of the board. That player than says the multiplication sentence (ex. 4 X 7=28) and places one of their markers on the product.
The second player then gets to move only one of the paperclips to make a new multiplication sentence. That player calls out the multiplication sentence and put on of their markers on the product.
Play continues as players move one of the paperclips making new multiplication sentences, calling out the fact, and marking the product. The first player with 4 of their markers in a row (up, down, or diagonal) wins.
If someone’s marker is already on the product, you must come up with a new multiplication sentence.
Paperclips can be stacked on top of each other for number sentences such as 8X8.
If all products are covered moving only one paperclip, both may be picked up and placed on new numbers.