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Build a Multiplication Gnome

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF, PowerPoint | 1 page | Years: 3

Have fun recalling multiplication facts and building a cute gnome with this maths game.

Multiplication Fluency Game

This fun maths game has students recalling multiplication facts, spinning a spinner and piecing together a fun gnome character.

To play, students take turns picking a card from the multiplication card pile. If the player is correct at recalling the multiplication fact they get to spin the spinner and add the selected body part of the gnome to their mat.

The first player to complete their gnome wins.

There are different versions of the game to suit the multiplication fact you are focusing on. They include:

  • facts of 2
  • facts of 3
  • facts of 5 
  • facts of 10

Through this activity, students will show they can recall multiplication facts.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons. 

Use this multiplication game to enhance learning through a whole class game.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

For students who need a bit of support, give them a multiplication grid or a multiplication facts poster to reference while playing the game.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF versions split into each multiplication fact or editable PowerPoint or Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

This resource was created by Kelcie Feuer, a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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