I found that learning multiplication was easy to learn when the whole class is involved with the game of "Around the World Multiplication." You get a deck of multiplication cards
and one person starts at one desk with the other student sitting at the desk. The teacher holds up a multiplication card and the first student to say the right answer gets to move on to the next desk. If the student standing gets the answer wrong, or the other student answers correctly first, the student standing sits down and the student that was sitting moves on to the next student. The goal is to have one student go to every desk and by the time they have completed that, then they win!
Cool idea, Whitney! I remember playing a version of Around the World when I was in school. We always incorporated the game Buzz...Start by students going around the room and saying numbers (i.e i, 2, 3, 4...). A specific time table would be the Buzz numbers (i.e 7 and multiples of 7). Every time a sudent arrived at 7, 14, 21, 28, etc. they would say BUZZ! instead of the number. It is more difficult than it sounds!!
Thanks for reminding us of a fabulos game that helps students learn their multiplication tables!!!