In MangaHigh's Sundae Times, players race to see who can answer basic times-table facts the fastest. Each correct answer adds another scoop to a player’s ice cream sundae, with incorrect answers resulting in a time penalty. The game drills multiplication tables from two to 15, individually in solo play and all together in multiplayer play. In the multiplayer version, students link with players from around the world. Players can use the on-screen keypad, but playing with the keyboard’s 10-key keypad is much faster (and also builds 10-key skills).
Students should already be familiar with the selected multiplication facts before attempting a level, but the game will increase their speed and fluency with repeated play. Younger students can focus on the lower number facts, while older students can stretch their memories with the higher number facts. Played individually, this game is perfect for homework or great as an in-class extension activity.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Number And Operations In Base Ten
Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10–90 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Operations And Algebraic Thinking
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
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