Multiplication Puzzle


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:

Puzzle board. (PDF, 26 KB)  You can print this or make your own.

What to do:

Cut out the puzzle and give the pieces to your child.
Ask your child to arrange the pieces back into the 3 by 3 grid so that sides of the touching pieces match. For example, 5 x 5 needs to match 25.
Two hints you may wish to give your child:
  1. When the puzzle is complete none of the pieces will be orientated so the numbers are upside down.
  2. The piece with 2 blank sides belongs in the top left corner of the puzzle.

What to expect your child to do:

To use their multiplication basic facts to solve the puzzle. 


Make your own puzzle. Puzzles where every fact has a different answer are easier to solve.

Related Māori vocab:

upside down
jigsaw puzzle
hono (a)
whakarea (tia)

Download a file of this activity:

PDF (83KB) or Word (43KB)

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

PDF (112KB) or Word (46KB)

Download a Pasifika version of this activity:

PDF (69KB) or Word (508KB)