Games that Teach Multiplication

Making Camp Series

Making Camp Ojibwe is our free version. Players practice multiplication and division skills while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also be introduced to Native American history. Earn points by solving math problems and answering social studies questions in the village-building simulation game.

 Making Camp Bilingual includes the same content as Making Camp Ojibwe but allows you to switch between Spanish and English. 

Making Camp Premium includes dozens more videos and activities, along with a Words section that teaches English/Language Arts. Runs on Android, Chromebook, iPad, Mac or Windows computers.

Spirit Lake: The Game – 3D Adventure Game

Spirit Lake: The Game – Players learn how to solve multiplication, division and geometry through word problems set in the context of a stories based on the history and culture of the Dakota people. Runs on Mac and Windows computers.

Lesson Plans

Find the Perimeter – This lesson combines two videos, the Making Camp Premium game and an activity, with emphasis on the active, as students measure and compute the perimeter of household objects.

Multiplication of 2-digit and 3-digit numbers. This incorporates two of the videos below.

Multiplication. Ojibwe History Integrated with Math.

Trade for a wigwam. Ojibwe History and Culture Integrated with Multiplication and Division Game

Ojibwe hunting and Multiplication. Ojibwe History and Culture Integrated with Multiplication and Division Game

Multiplication Videos

Build a model – that’s one way to solve a multiplication problem, whether filling carts with buffalo robes or boxes with books. This short video also emphasizes the relationship between multiplication and division.

Long Multiplication Multiplying two-digit numbers? Multiplying three-digit numbers? It’s not that hard. Let Grandma show you how with these examples.

Long Multiplication – multiplication of 2-digit and 3-digit numbers – As this video shows, you can take the difficulty out of multiplication of large numbers by breaking it down into two or three easier problems. Can you multiply 10 by 300 ? Then you’re half-way there!

Also, check out the video, Perimeter And Polygons for using multiplication to find the perimeter in squares and rectangles.

PowerPoint and PDF

Long Multiplication: PowerPoint – Multiplying 2-digit and 3-digit numbers, example worked problem. Then, do a reality check. (View or download as PDF).