Patty's Paints Multiplication Math 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.

Description

Patty's Paints is a lasting favorite for boys and girls of all ages.  This free multiplication game has it all.  There's repetition in the equations, creative car painting, and there's a car race at the end. How fun is that? Patty's Paints is a colorful way for students to to learn the multiplication tables.  This online game also provides a way to work on specific fact families.  Or you can pick fact family groupings.  This great feature allows you to pick common sets of fact families that teachers may want to focus on in class.  There are twenty four colors available to students when they paint their cars.  So the creative juices will be flowing as students enjoy this online game.

So put on your painting clothes and let's start learning.

Instructions

After the game finishes loading Patty welcomes you to the paint shop. Click the "Go" button to get started.
This screen allows you to choose the fact family, or group of fact families you'd like to work on.  If you choose 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, or 12, the equations will be limited to ones that have that number in the equation as one of the operands. If you choose 0-5, 2-9, or 3-12, the equations will be limited to those that contain a number in that range in every equation.
In this screen the student is faced with equations to answer.  Just click the right paint bottle to answer the equation.  This screen is shown to the user multiple times.  They will see if before they paint each of the four cars.  Then they'll see it before they start the race.  So as you can see, this game gives the student a lot of repetition in the equations they're focusing on.  Also take note of the ability to mute the music by clicking the sound button on the bottom right.
Now comes the creative fun.  This screen gives the student the opportunity to paint four different cars.  After they answer questions from the screen above, they get to paint a car.  This happens four times before the race screen.  Each car is different.  So they get a a chance to show off their painting skills on a different car each time.  When you're done painting the car, click the done button on the right.
After each painting session the user goes back to the equation screen to answer some more multiplication questions.
After finishing the equation screen five times it's time to race.  Click the "Go Race" button to be taken to the race screen.
Here you'll get to try out your racing skills as you go around the track three times.  Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to control the car.  Stay on the blacktop because the gray area will slow you down.
Once the game is over, you can play the entire game again by simply clicking the "Want to Race Again?" button.