# Multiplication Game – Hex

Printable Multiplication Game – Hex is a wonderful strategic math game modified to add a little fun to practicing the times’ tables.

$4.50

# Multiplication Game Hex

# 2 Times Table to 12 Times Table Games

Hex is a two-player abstract strategy game. This version has multiplication fact practice built into the gameplay.

**What you Need:**

18 counters of one color

18 counters of another color

**Aim:**

**How to Play:**

1. Decide who is going first. This player plays across the board horizontally i.e. they are trying to make a continuous line of counters left to right.

2. Player 1 places a counter randomly on the board.

3. Player 2 then places a counter on any vacant hexagon in an attempt to block Player One’s progress. NB Player 2 is attempting to make a continuous line of counters from top to bottom of the board. between the orange sides of the board.

4. Players take turns placing counters until one player makes a continuous line.

**How to Win:**

**Items of Note:**

2. Corners can be claimed by either player.

**Variation:**

**The Pie Rule**– The second player may choose to swap sides after the second move if they wish.

**Before the Game:**

– Do plenty of real-world examples to reinforce the relationship between the abstract and symbolic.

– Use junk mail to ‘go shopping’. Makeup algorithms and number stories from these.

**After the Game:**

– Being able to

**swap numbers**over and still get the same answer is known as the Commutative Law. Many people think it is important to know this law. Why might that be?

– Why might mathematicians have invented this name?

**Strategy Experiments:**

– Player 2 does a completely random move, to begin with, & then copies Player One’s moves.

– What if Player One notices Player Two is copying moves? Could a completely random move have an effect on the game’s outcome?

– It is said that this game cannot have a draw. Is this true? How might mathematicians work this out?

**Included in this Game:**

– 11 Low Color Boards (2 Times Table to 12 Times Table)

– A PowerPoint version with all color boards included for easy introduction and discussion of the game.

– 1 Set of Teaching Notes

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