Multiplication - 3 ideas for depth over speed

Having long abandoned rote memorisation for learning multiplication facts, I'm always on the lookout for ways to better engage in this idea more holistically. In particular, I'm looking for meaningful contexts that: spark discussion bring a slower, more mindful approach to learning multiplication emphasise connections; both mathematical and social Here are three ideas I'm tinkering with at the moment. 1. Which One Doesn't Belong? (WODB?) You can read more about why WODB is on