Magic Number


Posted by MissFelmingham | Posted in Four Operations, Games, Multiplication, Number | Posted on September 6, 2016

This is a multiplication warm up game that can be used for students working at various levels. The kids love it and it really does work for reinforcing times tables.

  • You need a deck of playing cards.
  • Students play in pairs, threes if needed.
  • Depending on the students level you can either instruct them to remove the picture cards or assign each picture card a number i.e. Jack and Queen are 11 and King is 12.
  • Students then get given a Magic Number (decided by the teacher).
  • The students place all the cards in a pile and begin flipping one card over at a time.
  • Students need to multiply the card by their magic number and call out the answer.
  • The first player to do this gets to keep the card. The student with the most cards at the end wins.

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