Teaching strategies for understanding multiplication isn't enough. Students need to also be taught multiplication shortcuts so they can learn their facts!

Pinner wrote, "I play this in my classroom. My students BEG to play. Great way to practice basic multiplication skills. I use an empty tissue box to hold my sticks though. Young's Explorers: Zap It!

"Multiplication color by number (lots of varieties) This is an online activity that would be great for early finishers, or for kids who need extra math practice!" :: Some of my young grands are just plain smart, and like fun stuff like this!

Math: Area math game: Roll the dice and draw the area array on your own grid - first to fill it wins. Or 2 players choose a different coloured pen each, use one grid and the player who cannot complete the last array is the loser.

Sub plans. Could use at any grade level, with a particular color group, such as warm/cool colors. Could also be a good sub plan. "The longest line - draw continuous line to fill entire paper, add shapes and color inside them"