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AO elaboration and other teaching resources
This is a level 3 number activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 6 of the Number Framework.
A PDF of the student activity is included.
know multiplication facts
Loopy is a competitive game, so it is important that students of similar proficiency play together. One way to alleviate the competitive element is to deal out the cards so that each student has their own set of cards. For this alternative, a starter card needs to be created that will look something like this example:
The player getting the Start card reads out the fact and turns the card over. Other players search for the answer in their cards, and the first player to call out the answer (provided they have it!) is the next caller, for example:
Then they will read out the fact at the bottom of the card and turn that card over. The first player to turn over all their cards is the winner or, alternatively, play can continue until all players have finished using their cards.
Sets of Loopy cards can easily be made for any particular collection of basic facts. Follow these steps:
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A game of multiplication