Roll a Fact Family  Multiplication and Division
Building a strong foundation in mathematics is essential for young learners, and understanding fact families is a vital step toward mastering basic arithmetic and algebra. To support this learning, Smart Boarding School is excited to offer a free, handson activity called “Roll a Fact Family  Multiplication and Division,” designed specifically for Year 3 and Year 4 students.
Discovering Fact Families through Play
Fact families help students see the relationship between multiplication and division, laying the groundwork for algebraic thinking. The “Roll a Fact Family  Multiplication and Division” activity transforms this concept into a fun and interactive game that keeps students engaged while learning.
What’s Included in the Activity
The “Roll a Fact Family  Multiplication and Division” activity includes a downloadable worksheet and requires a pair of dice. Here’s how it works:

Downloadable Worksheet: The worksheet provides spaces for students to record the numbers rolled on the dice and to write out the corresponding fact families.

Pair of Dice: Each student or pair of students will need two dice to roll and generate the numbers for their fact families.
How to Conduct the “Roll a Fact Family  Multiplication and Division” Activity

Print the Worksheet: Download and print the “Roll a Fact Family  Multiplication and Division” worksheet for each student. The printable worksheet is available at the bottom of this blog.

Roll the Dice: Students roll two dice and note the numbers that come up.

Record the Numbers: Students write down the numbers from the dice in the designated boxes on the worksheet.

Create Fact Families: Using the numbers from the dice, students write out the fact families. For example, if they roll a 2 and a 3, they will write:

2 × 3 = 6

3 × 2 = 6

6 ÷ 3 = 2

6 ÷ 2 = 3
Why This Activity Works

HandsOn Learning: Rolling dice and writing out fact families engages students in active learning, making abstract concepts more concrete.

Skill Development: This activity reinforces multiplication and division skills and helps students understand the relationship between these operations.

Preparation for Algebra: Fact families are a precursor to algebra, and this activity sets a solid foundation for future mathematical learning.
Download the “Roll a Fact Family  Multiplication and Division” Activity
Ready to introduce this engaging activity to your classroom? Click the button below to download your free “Roll a Fact Family  Multiplication and Division” worksheet from Smart Boarding School. This resource is perfect for Year 3 and Year 4 students and is ideal for classroom activities, math centers, or additional practice at home. Equip your students with the skills they need to understand the relationships between numbers and watch their confidence in math grow!