Hello friends. I hope you’re well.

As we move into another week of “school at a distance”, I’d like to offer you a game for intermediate students. This is a game that requires a partner and a regular 6-sided die (although a 10-sided one will make things more interesting!).

Full instructions for play are on the **Roll The Bigger Product** **game board**, but the goal is to take turns placing numbers in each of the positions in the 2-digit factors to create the largest possible product. You get to discard 2 rolls — throwing them into the trashcan — to be even more strategic! When all 6 positions are filled, calculate the product and compare it to your partner’s. The larger product wins.

To add complexity to the game, try placing decimals between both double digit factors — or harder still, within just one of the 2 factors.

Enjoy!

Carole

For more games like this and a set of fully fleshed out lessons, see my teaching resource “*Multiplicative Thinking: From Skip Counting to Algebra for Grades 3 to 8*” available from my online store.

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