SO..... I created two other ways for them to practice multiplication facts, hoping that they would take some tension away from my students who blank, stall, freak out or panic when they have to come up with facts under the pressure of time.
I like the flip cards because students can use them on their own or with a partner. They also need movement and manipulation to make them work, so they engage those kiddos who need that action to really get learning to stick in their memory. So far it's been a success.
The other project I created came from the same need of multiplication fact practice, but I wanted an activity that incorporates more movement and game-play. I decided to redesign the Cootie Catcher to fit the need. The Fab Fours grab these and play with a partner a few times a week.
I I wanted to make it easier on teachers, so I created a "how to play" video to go with it. By the way, zebra is one of my favorite Scrappin' Doodles!
So far the kids have loved the activities, and I love how engaged they are. You know what they say about all work and no play.... and there is no way I want any dull boys and girls in my classroom.