Times Tables Practice

Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to instantly recall their times tables.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number facts, Stage 6

What to do:

  • Two players sit opposite each other and like the game Rock, Scissors, Paper they hold closed fists and count together to 3. Then they open their hands and show a number of fingers. The first person to correctly multiply the number of fingers each person is showing wins a point.
  • Make sure numbers over 5 are displayed using all the fingers on one hand and some from the other hand.

What to expect your child to do:

  • To instantly recall the times tables up to 10 x 10.

Variations:

  • You can also play where each player uses only one hand, or where only one player uses both hands.
  • The same game can be played to practice addition facts.

He Kupu Māori:

multiply whakarea (-tia)

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