Package 4-4 Multiplication toss

This is a great game that supports learners in enhancing their reasoning skills whilst practising their knowledge of counting sequences.

Things you need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.

Ideal

  • Watch the video Multiplication Toss.

  • 1cm grid paper in student mathematics book

  • Different coloured pencils or markers

  • Two spinners (mathematics workbook)

  • Paper clip for spinner

Back up

  • Small table drawn on piece of paper

Before you start

Gather the resources you require.

What your child needs to know and do

This will help build knowledge of multiplication facts. It will build on your child’s understanding of arrays. An array is when items are structured into lines and columns to help visually understand how many items there are.

Watch the Multiplication Toss video to learn how to play the game.

What to do next

  • Players take turns to spin the spinners. If a 3 and 6 are spun, players can enclose either a block out of 3 rows of 6 (3 sixes) or 6 rows of 3 (6 threes)

Grid paper 10 x 10 First 3 rows of six squares blocked out horizontally from left corner. 3 columns of 6 squares blocked out vertically from right corner

  • The game continues with no overlapping areas

  • The winner is the player with the largest area blocked out after 10 spins

  • Eventually the space on the grid paper gets really small

  • Then you have to think:

  • What if my 3 sixes won’t fit as 3 sixes or as 6 threes?

  • Players can partition (pull apart) the number to help them. For example, I can rename 6 sixes as 2 sixes and 1 six (if that helps me fit the block into my game board.)

Grid paper showing example of game.Grid paper showing example of game.

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