# Match multiplication and division facts

### Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to practice the basic multiplication and division facts.

### Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 7

### What you need:

Game cards (PDF,60KB) . You can print these or make your own.
Cardboard. (Old cereal boxes are good).

### What to do:

Glue the cards on to cardboard. Cut the game cards, shuffle them and deal 6 cards to each player. The remaining cards are placed in a pile face down between the players. The aim is to make matching pairs of cards, for example, 6 x 7 = 42 and 42 ÷ 6 = 7 are a pair. Players take turns to ask each other for a card, for example, “do you have the pair for 3 x 8 = 24”. If the player has the card they give it to the person, if not they say “Go Fish” and the person takes a card from the pile. The winner is the first player to put all their cards into pairs on the table.

### What to expect your child to do:

To correctly match the multiplication and division facts.

### Variation:

Extend the range of facts by writing your own multiplication and division pairs.

### Related Māori vocab:

 kāri whakawehenga division card kāri whakareatanga multiplication card riwhiriwhi (~a) shuffle whakawehe (~a) divide whakawehenga division otinga answer, result whakarea (~tia) multiply whakareatanga multiplication takirua kāri pair of cards putunga kāri pile of cards