Just thought up a great Times

^Just thought up a great Times Table game for a group of kids: Get cones, pieces of paper, popsicle sticks, whatever – and do it like a relay race. Kids stand in a line (go to the back when you're done to keep it rotating) and do 1 times 1 – kid runs up puts one cone on the other side of the room. All yell: 1 times 1 equals 1. 1! Next kid puts the next cone down in front of it. All yell: 1 times 2 equals 2! 1! 2! Go down up to 12 then across. the last bunch of kids would be carrying a lot of cones/papers/etc – but it physically would show the benefits of multiplication. (makes heavy addition easy by multiplitying instead) It would work easily up to 12 x 12 – lots of counting. 12 would be: 12 times 12 equals 144! Each time repeat the previous ones. 12 x 2 is 24. 12 x 3 is 36. 12 x 4 is 48! Yell it military style, top of the lungs. BONUS: take a picture as each kid adds each the cones/sticks/whatever and video – have a helper straighten out the rows/columns. At the end, make a video including a stop animation of the multiplication process. Wow, took longer to explain it then picturing it. Just flashed in my head.^

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