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  • New York Toronto London Auckland SydneyMexico City New Delhi Hong Kong Buenos Aires

    by Susan Dillon

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  • Id like to dedicate this book

    to April, Carol, Donna, Melanie, Penny, and Rochelle

    for your dedication, creativity, enthusiasm, and love of teaching

    that inspires your children (and their parents) every day.

    Scholastic Inc. grants teachers permission to photocopy the reproducible pages from this book for classroom use. No other part of this publicationmay be reproduced in whole or in part, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical,photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher. For information regarding permission, write to Scholastic Inc.,557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.

    Cover design by James SarfatiInterior design by Solutions by Design, Inc.

    Interior illustration by Alicia Dorn

    ISBN: 0-439-64225-6

    Copyright 2004 by Susan DillonAll rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

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  • ContentsINTRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Create-Your-Own Flashcards Template. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    GAMES FOR PAIRSX Caliber (multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7I Divide It (division). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8No 0! (multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Tabletoppers (multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Dividing Minds (division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Calculated Stress (division). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Numeral Pursuit (division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Flacamagama! (multiplication and/or division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    GAMES FOR SMALL GROUPSCraze-Equations (multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1324 (multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Royal Flash (multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Flashed Cards (multiplication and/or division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Master Flash (multiplication and/or division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Diviplication (multiplication and division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    GAMES FOR LARGE GROUPSMulti-Tasking (multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Division of Labor (division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Whats the Times? (multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19X the Great Divide (division and multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Frantic Fractions (additional math skills/division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Shapes & Sides (additional math skills/division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21King & Queen Bee (language arts/division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Read-by-Numbers (language arts/division or multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Xingo (multiplication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23Flashing Light (division) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23Silent Flashball (division or multiplication). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    Punch-Out Multiplication/Division Flashcards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

    Facts Table and Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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  • IntroductionLearn the facts in a flashwith flashcard games!Simple to learn and to teach, and enriching for allmath levels, these 25 games put a new spin on factspractice and require little preparation or equipment.Plus, these games arewritten so children canlearn and play on theirown! Photocopy anddistribute the game pagesfor fun practice in class orat home.

    ABOUT THE GAMESThe banner at the top of the page tells you that thegame or games on the page are suitable for pairs,small groups (four to eight players), or large groups(nine or more).

    All games include

    Object of the game: A brief explanation of thegame and its purpose.

    Youll need: The specific flashcards needed,plus other equipment or preparationrequirements.

    Instructions: Easy-to-follow directions written forchildren in grades 3 to 4 (younger players mayneed some initial adult guidance).

    Variation: An easy way to change the game forvariety and/or to increase or decrease the levelof challenge.

    Fair Play Tip: Simple advice on how to keep amore competitive or high-energy game incheck.

    Flashcard Hint: How to put together certaingames with specific flashcard requirementsusing the flashcard collection on pages 2548.

    Graph It: Ideas on creating a correspondinggraphing activity.

    Skills practice: To find out if a game is played withmultiplication or division flashcards, or both, seethe symbols (x and ) at the top of the page. Whilemost games focus strictly on facts practice, playersalso practice fractions skills with Frantic Fractions(page 20), geometry skills with Shapes & Sides(page 21), and language arts skills with King &Queen Bee and Read-by-Numbers (page 22).

    A note to teachers, parents, or supervising adults:These games have been created for unsupervisedplay, which means that most children will be ableto read the instructions and play these games withminimum guidance. You can tailor the games to thespecific needs of your group. For instance, somegames specifically ask players to solve an equationin a specified amount of time. You can increase ordecrease the given time to suit the level of thegroup or even that of individual children.

    You can customize the flashcard set for a specificskill or level of difficulty by weeding out harder oreasier problems, or adding more problems of yourown (see page 6, Create Your Own Flashcards).

    TIPS FOR PLAYINGHere are some great ways to help children get themost out of these flashcard games.

    Pairing UpIts important in the pairs games to pair up playerswho are similar in math skills and competitive styles.

    Choosing Who Goes First If every player wants to go first, you may need tostep in to help assign this coveted role. You mightchoose a specific child who is having a littletrouble concentrating. (You might also look forgames that require a game timer, another activerole for children who need help focusing.) Simplylet each player choose one multiplication flashcardfrom a facedown set; the player with the highestanswer goes first (play again with a tie). For otherideas, see Fast 9 (page 10), Wild Card (page13), Three in a Flash (page 15), and15-SecondFlash (page 16). You might also let children earn the position of firstplayer. Create an I Go First! sticker (use anystandard label) to be given daily or weekly tochildren as a reward for outstanding work orbehavior. The sticker is the childs ticket to beingthe player who goes first when its game time.

    Checking AnswersIn many cases, an incorrect answer results in apenalty. Players must be in charge of checkingother players answers, which is great practice anda way to keep all minds in the game at all times.You might want to make available a copy of theFacts Table Answer Key on page 49 in case thereis a disagreement about the answers.

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  • PLAYING-CARD GAMESWITH FLASHCARDSYoull find a number of fun and familiar games forpairs and small groups. These games, ada