Dynamite Multiplication

Dynamite Multiplication - Multiplication Instruction

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.


Dynamite Multiplication is a fabulous game for TEACHING the times tables.  Most multiplication games help a student PRACTICE the times tables, but this game was designed as a teaching tool.  This game will present the multiplication facts one at a time.  If the student gets the answer correct, they are rewarded with a cute graphic.  If they miss the equation, the program takes them directly to the teaching part of the game.  The student will be shown a picture that helps anchor the product to their memory.  They also have the option of listening to a story that helps them remember the multiplication fact.  


Dynamite Step 1The opening screen give you a choice of what fact family you want to practice or learn.  If you are new to learning the times tables using pictures and stories, you will want to click on BASE PICTURES at the bottom of the screen. 
Dynamite Step 2BASE PICTURES - Choose the base picture you would like to learn.  They are super simple to remember, but a quick review is always good. 
Dynamite Step 3Here is one of the base pictures.
2 - Shoe
3 - Tree
4 - Door
5 - Hive (Shown here)
6 - Chicks
7 - Surfin
8 - Skate
9 - Sign
Dynamite Step 4After choosing the fact family from step 1, choose the speed at which you want to answer the problem.  A fast setting gives you a fast fuse!
Dynamite Step 5This is the main equation screen.  A fuse in the upper left corner sizzles away while you are entering the answer.  Enter the correct answer to the multiplication equation into the box.  Select ENTER on the keyboard or on the screen when you are done.  You can enter the numbers using the keypad or click on them with your mouse.  To clear an answer, click on CLEAR.  
Dynamite Step 6If you get the answer wrong or time runs out, the game will show you a picture to help you remember the answer.  If you would like to listen to the story that goes with the multiplication picture, click on STORY in the bottom left corner.  After you have reviewed the picture, click on BACK to go back to the game.
Dynamite Step 7If you get the answer correct before the dynamite explodes, you will see a cute graphic.

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