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Circle It

You will need:

  • Paper

  • Pens (a different colour for each player)

  • two dice


Choose a times table that your child is working on and write the multiples on a sheet of paper so they are all mixed up. Below is an example for the 5 times table.


Give each player a different coloured pen.



Take turns rolling the dice. Multiple the number on one the dice by your chosen times table e.g. 1 x 5. Draw a circle around that answer if it hasn't already been circled e.g. 5.


If the answer has already been circled, multiply the number on the other dice instead e.g. 3 x 5 and circle 15. If that answer has been circled, add the numbers on the two dice and multiply that number and see if you can circle that number instead e.g. 1 + 3= 4 then 4 x 5 = 20.


Take turns to play and see if you can circle any of the numbers on the page. Keep playing until all of the numbers have been circled. At the end, you can see who circled the most multiples.



Extend:

To make it a bit tricker, before you roll the dice choose whether to roll one or both dice. If the numbers left are more than 6 times your multiple you will have to roll both dice but if they are less you might choose to roll only one dice. This will get your child to start thinking about division facts as they will look at the numbers left and think about how many times the multiple will fit in that number.

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