Purpose:
What you need:
 Game board (PDF,60KB) . You can print these or make your own.
 Cardboard.
 Dice.
 Piece of paper for each player.
What to do:
 Example 1: If a player rolls a 4 they can cross off the number 20 000 by writing any of the following: 2 x 10 000, 20 x 1 000, 200 x 100, 2 000 x 10, 20 000 x 1.
 Example 2: If a player rolls a 3 they can cross off the number 3 000 by writing any of the following: 1 x 3 000, 10 x 300, 300 x 10 or 1 000 x 3
Game board A
Other players check the answer, if it is correct the player crosses off the answer. Encourage your child to use a variety of equations, for example x10, x100 and x100 during the game.
The winner is the first player to cross off all the numbers on the game board.
What to expect your child to do:
Variation:
He Kupu Māori:
mataono tau

dice

pīrori (~hia)

roll (e.g. a dice)

papa tākaro

game board

whakarea (~tia)

multiply

whakareatanga

multiplication

porotiti

counter

He Whakawhitinga Kōrero:
 Kei a koe i te tuatahi. Pīrorihia te mataono tau. (You go first. Roll the dice.)
 Kua pīrorihia te whā. Koirā te maha o ngā kore i tētahi o ngā tau i tō papa tākaro. Tohua tēnā tau. (A 4 has been rolled. Thats the number of zeros in a number on your game board. Point to that number.)
 He aha tētahi whakareatanga e hua mai ai tēnā tau? (What is a multiplication that will produce that number?)
 Tuhia te whakareatanga ki te pepa. (Write the multiplication on paper.)
 Whakareatia te tekau mano ki te rua, ka rua tekau mano. (Multiply 10 000 by 2 and you get 20 000.)
 Uhia tēnā tau ki te porotiti. (Cover that number with a counter.)
 Kua uhia katoatia ngā tau i tō papa tākaro, ko koe te toa. (You’ve covered all the numbers on your game board, you’re the winner.)
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