### Purpose:

To help your child to instantly recall their times tables.

### What to do:

Two players sit opposite each other. Hold out closed fists and count to 3 together then open their hands and show a number of fingers.

The first person to multiply the two numbers showing wins a point. 5 x 1 = 5

- say 5 times 1 is 5
- it must be correct
- if it is incorrect the other player has a turn.

### What to expect your child to do:

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

### Variations:

- Players just call out the answers
- 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.

Note: This is like a game called Rock, Paper, Scissors (Gang-gang Samoa)

### He Kupu Māori:

multiply | whakarea (-tia) |

**He Whakawhitinga Kōrero:**

- Whakareatia ngā tau e rua.
*(Multiply the two numbers.)* - Kei te tika tēnā.
*(That’s correct.)* - Kāore i te tika. Ko te 56 kē te otinga.
*(Not correct. The answer is 56.)* - Whakaretia te whā ki te toru.
*(Multiply 4 by 3.)*

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