# Tagged: multiplication

## 4 in a line on a 100 square

Here’s a fantastic activity to help pupils improve their times tables. It can also be used when looking at factors and prime numbers. Give a pair of pupils a large 100 square like above. Each player has their own coloured counters. They then take it in turns to identify a square that they want to place a counter on and...

## NRich Maths March 2011 puzzles are live!

The March edition of the NRich Maths magazine is live now and features some really good puzzles/ activities: The Numbers Give The Design A nice ‘end of term’ activity to create attractive patterns from number sequences. Missing Multipliers A multiplication grid with missing numbers and the added twist of having to use all the numbers 2 to 12 in the...

## Corners- Times Tables Fun

Put one pupil standing in each corner of the room. A pupil from the remaining ones shouts out a times table question. The first of the four pupils in the corners to shout out the correct answer wins. They then get to move to one other corner of the room. They can’t move diagonally so have to follow a wall...

## Can you make practising the times tables fun? Yes, just give me three dice…

As I was surfing through the blogosphere last week I stumbled upon a fantastic blog post explaining a fun game that you can encourage the pupils to play to practice their times tables. The inventor of the game is Dan Finkel, the author of the fantastic math for love blog. You can view Dan’s original post here. I have summarised...

## Making 100

Pupils write out the digits 1 to 10 like this: 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 The aim is to create an expression that equals 100 by putting as many + – X and / signs between the digits as they like. You might like to demo...