Multiples Cover Up


The purpose of this activity is to help your child to identify multiples of numbers.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 7

What you need:

Multiple cards and game boards.(PDF, 27 KB) You can print these or make your own.
8 buttons/counters/little squares of paper for each player.

What to do:

Cut out the multiple cards and place in a pile face down. Give a game board to each player. 
The first player turns over a multiples card. If the number is a multiple of a number on their card they can cover that number. They can only cover one number in a turn. Return the multiples card to the bottom of the pile. If they are unable to cover a number on their board then other player has a turn. 
The winner is the first person to cover all the numbers on their game board.

What to expect your child to do:

To identify multiples of numbers using strategies such as multiplication and division facts, and divisibility rules. For example; any number ending in a 5 or a 0 is a multiple of 5, any even number is a multiple of 2, any number whose digits add to a multiple of 3 is also a multiple of 3 e.g. 54: 5 + 4 = 9, 9 is a multiple of 3 and therefore so is 54.


Make your own multiples cards.
The first person who calls a factor of a multiples cards can cover that factor on their board. For example, if the multiple 35 is turned over then the first person to call either 5 or 7 can cover either of these numbers on their game board. 

Related Māori vocab:

papa tau
number board

Download a file of this activity:

PDF (76KB) or Word (38KB)

Download a file of this activity including questions to ask in Māori:

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Download a Pasifika version of this activity:

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