Bird Haven - Multiplication Game
Content Skill: Multiplication
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.C.7 - Fluently multiply within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
The game Bird Haven was designed to help kids understand the fundamentals of multiplication and to interpret the product of whole numbers. In this game, students are presented with a number of bird cages each containing the same number of birds. The instructions lead them through the understanding that these cages represent groups of objects each having the same number of items.
After the opening screen loads, click on "Enter" to begin the game.
Choose the fact families you would like to practice by clicking on the bird cages. The cages will glow after they are selected. To deselect a cage, just click on it again.
The Bird Haven game will begin! First, choose a leaf from the branch representing how many cages there are. In this case, there are three cages, so drag the leaf with the 3 on it over to the box labeled cages. Next, drag the leaf corresponding to the number of birds in each cage. In this case, there are 5 birds in each cage, so drag the 5 leaf over to the box labeled birds.
Once you have entered the correct number of cages and birds, the computer will let you know the answer to the problem. To move on to the next question, click on "ok."
Bird Haven makes learning the times tables fun!