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Multiplication Game

Multiplication Game:

You will need a pack of playing cards. (If you don’t have cards, make 4 sets of number cards 1-12)

Remove the jokers.

The cards each have their number value.

Aces are worth 1

Jacks are worth 11

Queens are worth 12

Kings are worth 20


1. Shuffle the cards and place in a pile in the middle of the table.

2. Player 1 takes the 1st two cards from the pile.

3. They multiply the two numbers together. If they are correct, they get to keep their cards.

4. Each player takes a turn to repeat steps 2 and 3.

The aim of the game is to end up with the most cards.

Extension 1: Change the value of the king to a different number e.g. 100 or 25 or 50

Extension 2: Pick 3 cards each time and multiply all 3 numbers together e.g.  an 8, a jack and a 3 would make a calculation of  8 x 11 x 3 = 264. Use jottings to help you if you need to.