# Surf for More Math

## CHAPTER 6: MULTIPLICATION

**Lesson 3: Relating Multiplication Facts **

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about multiplication. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.

**Goal**

Describe how multiplication facts are related.

**Builds Upon**

Student Book page 183

**Instructions for Use**

**Times Table Grid** allows students to explore how multiplication facts are related.

To use Times Table Grid, select level A, an easier game with grid numbers, or level B, a more challenging game without grid numbers. Then select the times tables you would like to practise. You may choose as few or as many as you’d like. Choose to play a timed game or an untimed game. When the game begins, you must answer the question at the top of screen by clicking the correct blue box in the 10 x 10 grid. One of your five lives is lost for each incorrect answer. The number of questions depends on how many times tables you’ve chosen.

**Times Table Grid II** allows students to explore how multiplication facts are related.

To use Times Table Grid II, first select the time times tables you would like to practise. You may choose as few or as many as you’d like. Choose to play a timed game or an untimed game. You will be given a sample product and asked where to locate it on a 10 x 10 grid. One of your five lives is lost for each incorrect answer. The number of questions depends on how many times tables you’ve chosen.

**Space Racer (Asteroids)** allows students to practise their multiplication skills.

To use Space Racer (Asteroids), click “Start Game”. You will be given two equations to solve. Type your answer in the white box and then press enter on your keyboard. Solving the left equation correctly will move your rocket ship to the left. Solving the right equation correctly will move your rocket ship to the right. Sometimes you will have to make two moves right or left. You must navigate your rocket ship through the solar system and avoid the asteroids. Your goal is to travel as far as possible while gaining points and getting faster. The game ends when you hit an asteroid.