This is a level 3 number activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 6 of the Number Framework.
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know multiplication and division facts
FIO, Level 2-3, Basic Facts, Domino Facts, page 13
1, 2, or 3 classmates
Due to the constraints with the numbers on a standard set of dominoes, the facts practised here are limited to elementary multiplication and division up to 3 x 2 = 6.
After some games, the students will realise the rules that apply to placing some dominoes. For example:
- A “double” domino, such as , can only be joined to a single dot on a domino. For example:
- Five-dot dominoes are difficult to match.
- Some combinations cannot be matched to anything. These are:
As an alternative game, the rules for joining can be adjusted to include all the operations. This would make it possible to join all dominoes to others. For example:
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A game of multiplication and division