The purpose of this activity is to help your child practice their multiplication facts.
Link to Number Framework:
Number Facts, Stage 5
What you need:
- Four dice
- Pen and Paper for recording
What to do:
The aim of the game is to produce the largest total by adding the values on pairs of dice and then multiplying these two totals.
- The dice are rolled. Players race to produce the largest value. For example, If 2, 4, 5, 6 are thrown they could be paired as:
2 + 4 and 5 + 6 which would give 6 x 11 = 66 or
2 + 5 and 4 + 6 which would give 7 x 10 = 70 or
2 + 6 and 4 + 5 which would give 8 x 9 = 72, the winning total
- Roll again. The first player to win three games is the winner.
What to expect your child to do:
Children should be able to add numbers to ten together mentally or give instant responses to these. They should have instant recall of multiplication facts.
- Try to get the smallest value
- Add three numbers together and multiply the total by the fourth number
- Use 5 dice: Add three numbers and two numbers and then multiply these totals
Related Māori vocab:
|answer (to a maths problem)||otinga|
|roll (a dice)||pīrori (-hia)|