ERIC Number: EJ1174773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Exploring Multiplication: Three-in-a-Row Lucky Numbers
Russo, James A.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v24 n6 p378-383 Apr 2018
Three-in-a-Row Lucky Numbers is an engaging, enjoyable, mathematically meaningful, game-based activity involving dice and a hundred chart, which can be used to introduce students to multiplication. The game provides a mechanism for students to explore the structure of multiplication, experiment with the distributive property, and begin to investigate prime numbers using both "groups of" and array representations. Three-in-a-Row Lucky Numbers is designed for two to four players.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Multiplication, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Learning Activities, Elementary School Mathematics, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Grade 2
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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