# Multiplication Puzzle

### 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:
• When the puzzle is complete none of the pieces will be orientated so the numbers are upside down.
• 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.

### Variation:

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

### He Kupu Māori:

 porotēteke upside down pangahono jigsaw puzzle hono (a) join whakarea (tia) multiply whakareatanga multiplication otinga result/answer

### He Whakawhitinga Kōrero:

• He rite tēnei ki te pangahono. (This is like a jigsaw puzzle.)
• E iwa ngā kāri hei honohono māu. (There are nine cards for you to put together.)
• Honoa ngā kāri kia hāngai tonu ia whakareatanga ki te otinga e tika ana. (Put the cards together so that each multiplication aligns with its answer.)
• Hei tauira, me hāngai tonu te whakareatanga o te ono ki te waru (6 x 8) ki te whā tekau mā waru (48). (For example, the multiplication 6 x 8 should align with 48.)
• Whakareatia te ono ki te waru (6 x 8), ka hia tēnā? (Multiply 6 by 8. How many is that?)
• Ko te kāri e wātea ana ētahi taha e rua, koia te kāri tīmatanga – me whakatakoto ki te kokonga runga mauī. (The card with two blank sides is the starting card – it should go in the upper left hand corner.)
• Kāore he tuhinga porotēteke i ngā kāri. (None of the writing will appear upside down.)