Multiplication Loopy Cards


The purpose of this activity is to help your child to recall the multiplication basic facts.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 6

What you need:

Set of Loopy Cards. (PDF, 41 KB)You can print these or make your own.

What to do:

Deal out the cards between the players.   Players can spread their cards out face up.
The person who has “Start” loopy card begins by reading out loud the instruction on that card, “5 x 6”, and then place the card in the middle.
The person who has the Loopy card that shows the answer 30 calls the answer. Then reads out loud the instruction on their card and places it in the middle on top of the start card.
The game keeps going until the card with “Finish” is placed in the middle.

What to expect your child to do:

To recall the multiplication basic facts. They should become quicker at instantly recalling the facts. 


Make a set of loopy cards that has the multiplication basic facts that your child needs to practice most.
Children can take all the cards and arrange them so the ends match to form one continuous line.

Related Māori vocab:

whakarea (tia)
kāri tīmatanga
beginning card

Download a file of this activity:

PDF (98KB) or Word (35KB)

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

PDF (125KB) or Word (38KB)

Download a Pasifika version of this activity:

PDF (81KB) or Word (502KB)