Multiplication Bingo

Purpose:

You can help your child to recall multiplication basic facts up to 10 x 10.

What you need:

  • Bingo Cards.(PDF, 28 KB) You can print these or make your own.
  • 8 counters for each player - buttons, bottle tops, pebbles or shells.

What to do:

Cut out the bingo question cards and place in a pile face down.
Give a bingo board to each player. 
Players take turns to take a bingo question, and read it out loud. Players answer the question out loud.
Encourage your children to answer the question as quickly as they can. 
Players who have the answer on their bingo board can cover it with a counter.
The winner is the first person to cover all the numbers on their bingo board and call out “Bingo!”.

What to expect your child to do:

To answer the multiplication questions quickly. They should progress to instantly recalling the answer.

Variation:

  • Swap bingo cards and play again
  • Have a “caller” who reads the bingo questions.
  • Players can only cover the number on their bingo board if they are the first to answer the bingo question.
  • Play "Bingo" games using your home languages.

He Kupu Māori:

number board
papa tau
whakarea (tia)
multiply
whakareatanga
multiplication
otinga
result/answer
counter
porotiti

He Whakawhitinga Kōrero:

  • Whakaputua ngā kāri, ko ngā mata ki raro. (Put the cards face down in a pile.)
  • Māu e tīmata. Tangohia tētahi kāri. (You can start. Take a card.)
  • Kei ahau ināianei. (My turn now.)
  • Kei a koe. (Your turn.)
  • Pānuihia mai te whakareatanga i tō kāri. (Read the multiplication on your card.)
  • Whakareatia te toru ki te whā (3 x 4), ka hia? (Multiply 3 by 4. How many is that?)
  • E toru whakareatia ki te whā, ka tekau ma rua (3 x 4 = 12). (3 multiplied by 4 equals 12.)
  • He aha te otinga? Kei te mōhio koe ki tēnā whakareatanga? (Whats the answer? Do you know that multiplication?)
  • Mēnā kei a koe tēnā otinga i tō papa tau, uhia ki te porotiti. (If you’ve got that one on your board, cover it with a counter.)
  • Mēnā kua uhia katoatia ō tau, karangatia ‘Bingo’! Ko koe te toa. (If your numbers are all covered, call out Bingo! You are the winner.)

Download a file of this activity:

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