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# I Spy – Multiplication

### Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to develop instant recall of multiplication facts.

Number Facts, Stage 5

### What you need:

• A pack of cards with the picture cards removed. Ace counts as 1; 40 cards in total.

### What to do:

• Deal out the cards in 10 rows of 4 or 5 rows of 8.
• Players take turns to challenge the others. For example
I spy two cards that multiply to make 30
• Players look for 2 cards next to each other, horizontally, vertically or diagonally, that multiply to give the number specified.
• The player that finds the combination collects the 2 cards. If the combination of cards cannot be found, the player who posed the ‘I Spy’ question takes the two cards.
• If the player made an error and there is no such combination of cards, nobody collects any cards and the next player takes their turn.
• As cards are removed, the remaining cards are rearranged to fill in the spaces.
• The winner is the player with the most cards once all the cards have been collected.

### Variations:

• A simpler version is to use fewer cards: aces, twos, threes, fours and fives. This is a total of 20 cards that can be arranged in 4 rows of 5.

### Related Māori vocab:

 basic multiplication facts meka tāpiritanga matua multiply whakarea result, answer otinga