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.
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
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)
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.)