This activity reinforces multiplication facts and the concept of area.

You will need centimeter grid paper, 2 dice and 2 different colored pencils.

Determine who goes first by the roll of the dice. Player 1 rolls both dice and finds the product of those two numbers. For example, a roll of a 6 and 4 would be 24. On the grid, player 1 outlines a 6 by 4 rectangle shading in the area.

Play continues for player 2 in the same way using the same piece of grid paper.

The game ends when both players have rolled areas that cannot fit on the grid. The player with the highest area (the one that colors in the most squares) wins.