Times Tables Practice


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.


  • 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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