Top Trumps – Multiplication and Addition Game
This fun game uses 'Top Trumps' style cards to enable children to practice addition and multiplication strategies while reinforcing correct mathematical vocabulary.
There are 36 cards; each featuring an image of a mathstick figure and two mathematical statements.
The first statment on each card is an addition and the other a multiplication.
While playing a Top Trumps type game, the children challenge each other as to whose card displayes the higer value - product or sum!
However, the educational value does not end there... The statements offer four different mathematical elements (or categories), as well as the product or the sum, players can also use individual factors or addends.
This game is ideal for Key Stage 2 children who have a reasonable understanding of multiplication facts and addition strategies. The download* features extensive teacher notes and a set of 36 printable cards.
I originally used this about 18 years ago with some very able Key Stage 1 children, so please let me know how it works for your class. Enjoy!
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