We learned a new multiplication game called: “How Close to 100?”
The first partner rolls two number dice. The numbers that come up are the numbers the child uses to make an array on the 100 grid. They can put the array anywhere on the grid, but the goal is to fill up the grid to get it as full as possible. After the player draws the array on the grid, she writes in the number sentence that describes the grid. The game ends when both players have rolled the dice and cannot fit their array on the grid. The players total up their scores. The winner is the person who gets closest to 100.
We discovered that 1-12 dice can make this game go very quickly. 1-6 dice slow it down and also make the questions easier.