Multiply by Five



Supplies: a piece of paper for each player, 2 dice, a set of shapes for each player (5 squares, 5 triangles, and 5 circles).

Squares are worth 1 point, triangles are worth 5 points, and circles are worth 25 points.

Fold each piece of paper in thirds. Label the columns: 1’s, 5’s, and 25’s. Roll the dice and receive the number of shapes according to the roll. For example, if you roll a 3 and a 6 you would receive 1 triangle and 4 squares. Place the squares in the 1’s column and the triangle in the 5’s column.

Whenever you get five squares, you can trade those in for a triangle. Then, when you get five triangles, you can trade those in for one circle. The first person to get five circles wins the game.

You can use the game for any number that you want to help your children work with the “5” multiplication table. Simply change the columns. For example: 2’s, 10’s, 50’s

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