_{Distribute one
colored
piece of construction paper
12.5 cm by 10 cm ( 5" x 4") and 12
white
strips 7.5 cm by 2.5 cm ( 3" x 1") to each student.}
_{Have
them fold up the bottom edge of the larger piece about 2.5 cm ( 1 ") to
form a pocket.}
_{Then
staple or tape the two open edges together.}
_{On
the white strips, ask them to inscribe large numerals
(0 to 9) with
felttip pens, making duplicates of the 1 and the 2.}
_{When
the game starts, children arrange the numerals in sequence on their
desks.}
_{Start
the game by saying, "I'm thinking of another name for `7 x 4'."}
_{On the
signal, "Show me," students fit the answer into the pocket and hold up
the card.}
_{Facts
from all basic operations can be used.}
_{This
game causes no embarrassment for children who hesitate or hold up
incorrect answers repeatedly.}
_{Suggest
that such children construct another set of cards for home practice.}
_{"Show
Me" cards will promote fact mastery and also help you to instantly
identify those children who need extra practice.}
_{Students
can make their own and keep them in their math folders for easy access.}
PS: Consider doing more fun printable
math activities.
