Bringing maker education and computational thinking to the classroom.
Activity Name:The Times Tabulator (a Times Table Game using the micro:bit)Grade Level:
4 (can be used for anyone who wants to practice their times tables in a fun way)
10 minutes to build game console and install game.
Unlimited time to play with game. Recommend a minimum of one class period overall.
We are building a simple game console, using the micro:bit, and installing the Times Tabulator game onto it.
multiplication, times tables, game, learning, math
Common Core 4th Grade Math
Introduction / Motivation:
Learning your multiplication tables will help you do calculations quickly. How could we make memorizing times tables more fun? How about we make a game that randomly gives you a multiplication problem and allows you to guess the answer.
To build the game console and install the “Times Tabulator” game, follow these steps:
Build the game console
Programming the micro:bit
Game Directions (How to Play):
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