# Four in a Row Multiplication

### Purpose:

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