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Teachers’ Notes These maths games are an ideal resource to bring students up to speed with their number skills, particularly in multiplication. Many students who fail to grasp the basics continue to struggle with maths as they move into the upper levels and into secondary education. Students are usually reluctant to complete pages of multiplication sums that often bear no meaning for them. Through the use of the games included in this book, the teacher will be providing appealing and challenging learning opportunities that will inspire students to master their knowledge of times tables and basic number facts.

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An opportunity to talk with peers about a maths focus in an “incidental” setting makes learning more meaningful and consolidates understandings. Using games fosters confidence that many children lack when approaching mathematical tasks. These games are suitable for several different age groups according to their needs.

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All games have clear and simple instructions so that interest is maintained. They may be used in a variety of ways: in small groups; in pairs; in class sessions with several different games, and the groups rotate; for “early finishers”; as a homework exercise to be shared in a family setting; in libraries as a lunchtime activity; in special education units; for peer tutoring; as a class resource for revision and consolidation; as an activity for observing mathematical thinking, skills and strategies.

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Games may be laminated in A3 or A4 size, preferably on coloured card. Cards with images (junior levels) can be coloured in prior to laminating. Templates are included allowing for teachers to add their own numbers and so on.

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A copy of the answers (see tables charts on Page 56) should be made available so that any student who is still becoming familiar with the material, or who has difficulty with the multiplication concepts, is able to play confidently. This is also helpful for children who know most of the answers, but still have trouble with one or two sections. The teacher or parent may gradually guide the child to become less dependent on the answer sheets as they become more confident. Answers are included in the back of the book and can be increased to A3 size for ease of use. They can also be cut out and stapled together to form a Times Tables reference booklet. These games are also popular with families, as they engage siblings at different maths levels in an enjoyable activity. Wherever these games are played, children are thinking mathematically!

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Teachers’ Notes ............................................................................................... 2 Links to Student Outcome Statements ........................................................... 4 Dice Games 1 x Tables .......................................................................................................... 5 2 x Tables.......................................................................................................... 6 3 x Tables........................................................................................................... 7 4 x Tables.......................................................................................................... 8 5 x Tables.......................................................................................................... 9 6 x Tables......................................................................................................... 10 7 x Tables .......................................................................................................... 11 8 x Tables......................................................................................................... 12 9 x Tables......................................................................................................... 13 10 x Tables ....................................................................................................... 14 11 x Tables ........................................................................................................ 15 12 x Tables ....................................................................................................... 16 Template .......................................................................................................... 17 4 In A Row 1 x tables .......................................................................................................... 18 2 x tables ......................................................................................................... 19 3 x tables ........................................................................................................ 20 4 x tables ......................................................................................................... 21 5 x tables ........................................................................................................ 22 6 x tables ........................................................................................................ 23 7 x tables ........................................................................................................ 24 8 x tables ........................................................................................................ 25 9 x tables ........................................................................................................ 26 10 x tables ...................................................................................................... 27 11 x tables ....................................................................................................... 28 12 x tables ...................................................................................................... 29 4 In A Box Teaching Points .............................................................................................. 30 Dice + 1 ............................................................................................................ 31 Dice + 2 .......................................................................................................... 32 Dice + 3 .......................................................................................................... 33 Dice + 4 .......................................................................................................... 34 2 Dice - 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Links to Student Outcome Statements Links to Maths Outcome Statements (AUS) and Achievement Objectives (NZ) The activities in this book address the following relevant strands and outcomes.

V ictoria MATHS Strand: Number Numbers, Counting and Numeration: 2.1, 2.3; Mental Computation and Estimation: 2.1, 2.2, 3.3; Number Patterns and Relationships: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.

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MATHS Strand: Number Sub-strands: Whole Numbers – N 2.1(a); Number Facts – N2.3(b); Number Operations – N 2.4(a).

South Australia MATHS Strand: Number – 2.6, 2.7.

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MATHS Strand: Number Sub-strands: Understand Numbers – N 2.1; Understand Operations – N 2.2; Calculate – N 2.3; Reason About Number Patterns – N 2.4.

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A template has been included on Page 55. Ideally, this sheet can be enlarged onto card and laminated. The teacher can then write numbers on in coloured markers allowing for re-use and variety. Older students may even like to write the numbers in themselves.

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1x3=3 2x3=6 3x3=9 4 x 3 = 12 5 x 3 = 15 6 x 3 = 18 7 x 3 = 21 8 x 3 = 24 9 x 3 = 27 10 x 3 = 30 11 x 3 = 33 12 x 3 = 36

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