Source: Making Multiplication Easy


Buzz Game
Nothing reinforces multiplication skills like a fun-filled game! Try this one with your class.

Kids

This game helps review multiples of a specific number. It can be played with the entire class or in small groups.
The leader chooses a number between 2 and 9, such as 6, and announces it to the class. The leader then counts "1"; the student to his left counts "2": the next student counts "3": and so on. When the counting reaches a multiple of 6, the counter for that number must call out "Buzz!" instead of a number.
With the number 6, counting would go like this: One... two.. three.. four.. five.. BUZZ.. seven.. .eight... nine ... ten ...eleven ... BUZZ... and so on. If a player forgets to say "BUZZ!" at the proper time or says it at the wrong time, other players in the group may correct him. Continue the counting until the last number of multiples through 9 has been reached. (In the case of 6, the last number would be 54.) Begin a new round using a new number.

VARIATION 1: Players call out "Buzz!" for any number that is a multiple of or merely contains the digit. For example, with the number 4, counting would go: "1. 2.3, BUZZ, 5, 6, 7, BUZZ, 9, 10, 11, BUZZ, 13, BUZZ, 15, BUZZ..." and so on.

VARIATION 2: Players play with two different numbers simultaneously, such as 3 and 5. On a multiple of 3, they say "Buzz." On a multiple of 5, they say "Fizz." On a multiple of both 3 and 5, they say "Buzz-Fizz." For example: "1, 2, BUZZ, 4, FIZZ, BUZZ, 7, 8, BUZZ, FIZZ, 11, BUZZ, 13, 14, BUZZ-FIZZ and so on.



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