Bob Down

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Posted by missferris | Posted in Four Operations, Games, Multiplication | Posted on December 3, 2014

Select five students to stand in a horizontal line at the front of the room. Ask the students a multiplication fact. The first student to call out the correct answer bobs down. Ask another multiplication fact to the four remaining students. The first student to call out the correct answer bobs down. Continue until there is only one student standing. That student is out of the game. The four students still in the game stand and begin another round. This process continues until there is a winner.

Students enjoy this game as students who are very quick with recall of facts will be the first ones to bob down in each round and therefore other students get a chance to experience success.

Variations: This game can also be used to practise addition, subtraction or division facts. You can also be creative and use it to practise a variety of mathematical concepts, e.g. show a time on an analogue clock and hold it up for the students to call out the time or write the matching digital time on a small whiteboard.

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