# Times Tables Practice

### 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.)