# 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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### Great Game I too would like

Great Game I too would like more of these. Differentiated sets and with other calculations would be great. I am new to this site. Is there anything in your maths+ subscription area that could used to make adapted cards?
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### Ellie1974, The images we use

Ellie1974,

The images we use on many of our resources make it awkward to produce 'editable' versions... but we are looking into alternative ways of doing this. At the moment there isn't anything in the mathsticks+ dashboard that provides the customisation you would like - but we have put it on our 'to do' list. ;-)

John

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### This is one of the most

This is one of the most creative math card games I've seen. The students won't want to stop playing! Is there another one with division and subtraction? Fractions and decimals? This would be a great game to play as a step toward Equations!
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### teachmish, Thanks for the

teachmish,

Thanks for the great comment. As far as the 'division and subtraction' game goes, we don't have one yet... but I like the idea. Fractions and decimals, not yet... but, again, a maths resource we could certainly put together.

Glad to hear you are enjoying the maths resources here.

John

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### My class LOVE top trumps so

My class LOVE top trumps so can't wait to show them this! Thanks :-)
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### how fun! my year 4's will

how fun! my year 4's will love this and wont even think they are learning anything :)
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### Good to hear. Call back to

Good to hear. Call back to let us know how your Y4's get on with this Top Trumps maths game. If you have any suggestions for other maths resources we are also always pleased to hear them.

Cheers.

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### My class will love this!

My class will love this!  Thank you.
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Fantastic (sorry about this but...) as usual you have come up trumps! Presentation perfection and always on target! thank you
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### Looking forward to using

Looking forward to using these in class next week. thanks for sharing this resource.
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### Great can't wait to try these

Great can't wait to try these out!
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### This looks fab. Have very

This looks fab. Have very 'switched off' yr4 who might get 'switched on' by this activity!
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### Love it. Looking forward to

Love it. Looking forward to using this one.
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### Again, just what I was

Again, just what I was looking for. I'm looking forward to finding out how my class take to these games!
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### brilliant thank you

brilliant thank you
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### Looking forward to playing it

Looking forward to playing it with my class
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### These DID turn out to be very

These DID turn out to be very popular and have been used many times. As far as the boys were concerned it wasn't work. Thanks.
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### Fantastic news - Thanks for

Fantastic news - Thanks for letting us know. We're always trying to make maths as interesting and motivating as possible, so it's good to hear this. Cheers.
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### cant wait to make this and

cant wait to make this and see how it goes! planning on using with brighter but less engaged y2's- will let you know what they think!
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### great resource especially for

great resource especially for encouraging use of maths vocab
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### Brilliant game, very

Brilliant game, very versatile. I've used it this week already as part of a mental and oral and I am planning to use it for my weekly parents/ childrens maths session. A great way to engage all.
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### Another fab resource to get

Another fab resource to get to grips with, once again ideal for engaging both older and more able children...Can't wait to let the children have a go with these and see how they are received...Will let you know what they think!
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### This resource looks great.

This resource looks great. Can't wait to use it.
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### This is a great resource!

This is a great resource! I've got an 'I'm finished' box in my primary 4 class and they love these games.
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### this resource will be very

this resource will be very good for the boys in my class as they love playing top trumps
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### Thanks for the feedback. This

Thanks for the feedback. This top trump maths game has been a firm favourite with hundreds of teachers and parents - we are hoping to add a few otehr variations before the start of the next school term.
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### I'm looking forward to

I'm looking forward to playing this game - I'm sure the SEN pupils I work with will enjoy this!
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### What a good game, engaging

What a good game, engaging and can be used in wet weather and golden time too! I may adopt this style for other areas of maths.
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### My class love playing top

My class love playing top trumps- a great resource thank you :)
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### Top trumps is a great

Top trumps is a great favourite with ours too. Lots of reinforcement without a worksheet in site   I am sure it can be adapted for other topics too.  Will feeed back if I gat around to it!
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