# KS2, Multiplication, Calculation

**Here's a very versatile idea from Jason Darley.**

The set of 12 Top Trump cards all feature Hindu Gods. The cards have numerical ratings for each of the Gods abilities - Power, Beauty, Avatars... etc.

They can be used in any normal Top Trump style game. **Read more »**

**How do you keep mental mathematics interesting? ...How do you engage children in 'estimating'? ...How do you make calculator work meaningful?**

These are all vital questions, and finding appropriate solutions can become increasingly difficult the further into Key Stage 2 you teach! **Read more »**

**Many thanks to those mathsticks members who responded to our survey about new maths resources. **

We had a number of requests for more games focusing on the related maths concepts of **multiplication**, **factors**, **products **and **division**. Here's our first new resource for that area. **Read more »**

**This is a unique twist on an old pencil and paper game. **The focus is on addition, subtraction and multiplication, as well as adding a little strategic thinking and problem solving.

The children work in pairs on a 'dotty' sheet, playing a version of boxes... they take it in turns to join two horizontally or vertically adjacent dots by a line. **Read more »**

**This is Mental and Oral starter gives children plenty of opportunities to work with a specific 'times table'. **

**However the focus is on using a range of strategies to solve mathematical problems. It's also quite fun!**

You start off by showing the children times table. However, most of the numbers are replaced by letters.

Here's an example using the **9 Times Table**: **Read more »**

**This is a straightforward number chasing game for two children using a calculator**. The game give children plenty of practice using a calculator and encourages them to solve multiplication and division problems mentally. **Read more »**