Four in a Row Multiplication


The purpose of this activity is to help your child with the multiplication basic facts up to the 10 times tables.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 5

What you need:

  • The game template (PDF, 31KB)
  • Counters in two colours
  • Two markers to indicate the numbers being added.

What to do:

  • Player One starts by putting a marker under two numbers in the row below the board.
  • The numbers are multiplied and the answer on the board is covered with a counter of their chosen colour.
  • Player Two moves only one marker to a new number in the row beneath the board. The new combination is multiplied together and the answer is covered with a counter of their chosen colour.
  • Play continues until one player has four of their counters in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally. They are the winner.
  • If the answer to multiplying two markers together is already covered the player loses that turn.

Related Māori vocab:

basic multiplication facts meka whakareatanga matua
counter porotiti
vertical poutū
horizontal huapae
diagonal hauroki

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Download a file of this activity including questions to ask in Māori:

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