I have 3 daughters. My oldest moaned and groaned when she hit 3rd grade and had to learn her multiplication tables, now my 2nd daughter is in 3rd grade and oh boy the complaining is back again! I thought of another fun way to engage her in practicing her math facts and recreated an “old” game from when I was in School to make learning her times tables a bit more fun. Remember making fortune tellers?? These are cheap and fun foldable papers that yes can now be used to practice math facts. Here is how you make a multiplication fortune teller game.
Especially if you’re a woman I’m sure you remember making these fun fortune tellers in School. They are REALLY easy to do but if you’ve forgotten over the years here’s a quick video of my daughter making one in less than a minute, and a few pictures of step by step how you can make some of these at home to practice math facts….they can be used for multiplication, addition, or subtraction facts.
You probably get the idea now, but here are a few pictures to show you more of a step by step progression and how they can help make learning math facts fun.
First fold your paper into a square and cut off the extra end, then fold all four points into the middle and flip the paper over, then fold all four points in to the center again.
Your paper fortune teller will now look like this and your fingers will slide into the openings on the back side of what you see here. Put problems on either side with the answer underneath. Use pencil so they can’t see thru the paper.
It has just enough spots for practicing the main one digit facts they will use most. Just make one fortune teller for each number they are practicing and it is a really inexpensive way to make math facts fun!