A match-up activity to practise multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.
Use this match-up activity with your students as a way to practice multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.
1. Students shuffle the cards and place them face up in the middle of the playing area.
2. Students take turns solving the multiplication problems using a method of their choice.
3. Once they have calculated their answer, students find the corresponding answer card and place it with their problem card to make a pair.
4. When all of the matches have been made, students check their work using a calculator.
Ideas for Alternate Play
- Set a limit to the number of times each method can be used.
- Make the task a timed competition.
- Use MAB blocks to represent each question.
Why not review some effective multi-digit multiplication strategies before playing the game?
This resource was created by Talia Buonopane, a Teach Starter Collaborator.
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
The principal focus of mathematics teaching in upper key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that pupils make between multipl...
- Multiplication and division
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