Addition/Multiplication Clue CardsStudents sort addition or multiplication flash cards and set aside the facts that are not automatic. Students then record a "clue" on the card to help them derive the fact.
Online Multiplication GameSelect this link to play a product game on Illuminations. Designed for 2 players.

Strategies for UnderstandingThe following order is suggested for understanding multiplication:
Strategies for RecallAfter students have comfortably developed several strategies to determine every multiplication fact, you can use these activities to help improve recall.

Instructions:
Adaptations to this game include:
· Addition TopIt for Younger Students (only use cards with values 03); Kindergarten
· Doubles TopIt (turn over 1 card and double it to practice addition doubles); 1st/2nd Grade
· Subtraction TopIt (turn over 2 cards and find the difference); 1st/2nd Grade
· Multiplication TopIt (turn over 2 cards and find the product); 3rd5th Grade
· Addition TopIt with Three Addends (turn over 3 cards and find the sum); 1st3rd Grade
 Shuffle the deck and place it numberside down.
 Each player turns over 2 cards and calls out the sum of the numbers. Players can use any strategy necessary to find the sum, but should be encouraged to use their most fluent strategies. Players should check each other’s sums..
 The player with the largest sum wins the round and takes all of the cards.
 In case of a tie for the largest sum, each player turns over 2 more cards and calls out the sum of the numbers. The player with the largest sum takes all of the cards from both plays. The game can end when not enough cards are left for each player to have another turn, although each player can continue to play from their taken cards for any length of time if they wish the game to continue.
 The player with the most cards wins.
Adaptations to this game include:
· Addition TopIt for Younger Students (only use cards with values 03); Kindergarten
· Doubles TopIt (turn over 1 card and double it to practice addition doubles); 1st/2nd Grade
· Subtraction TopIt (turn over 2 cards and find the difference); 1st/2nd Grade
· Multiplication TopIt (turn over 2 cards and find the product); 3rd5th Grade
· Addition TopIt with Three Addends (turn over 3 cards and find the sum); 1st3rd Grade