My third graders presented their multiplication games and songs today. The boys appeared to put a lot of thought into the game, the rules, and how it should be played, as well as the multplication facts. I guess creating puzzles taps into some thinking and problem solving skills that are not accessed much in school. Their game was very complicated, but they understood how it went. I need to do more things like this to stretch out those thinking skills in both the boys and the girls.