Math cards (youcubed)

Stage 2 and 3 – A thinking mathematically context for practise focussed on exploring the composition of numbers and start to explore factors and multiples

Watch the video from youcubed to see one way of playing with the number cards.


Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Mathematics K–10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2023


  • MAO-WM-01 
  • MA2-MR-01
  • MAO-WM-01 
  • MA3-MR-01 
  • MA3-MR-02

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You will need youcubed number cards which is licensed under CC BY 4.0.


  • You can play this game like Memory or Concentration.
  • Using the youcubed math cards, you are aiming to match cards with the same value shown through different representations.

  • Lay all the cards down on a table and then take turns to pick them up, looking for a match.

  • For example 9 fours can be shown with an area model, a set of objects such as dominoes, and the number sentence (equation) as well as the product, 36. When players match the cards they should explain how they know that the different cards are equivalent in value.

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