# Multiplication

This is a gem of an idea we spotted a maths co-ordinator using with their Y3 class. It helps children to focus on developing their **knowledge and understanding of multiplication tables**. Like most of the best teaching ideas it's not reliant on *rote-learning* - instead it enhances children's understanding by encouraging them to think!

Here's how it goes. **Read more »**

**Following a suggestion from one of our members, we have taken our Critter Multiples maths game and extended it.**

This new 12 page pdf file is only available from the mathsticks+ dashboard. It includes 5 different game boards and a set of number choice circles. These new games focus on **specific times tables** from 3x to 12x. **Read more »**

**Critter Multiples is a straightforward multiplication game for two players.**

The game is ideal for teachers who are focusing work on factors and products. It offers plenty of opportunities for children to practice finding the product of two numbers in a fun, engaging way. In this version the numbers are chosen by rolling dice so the factors are limited to 1 - 6. **Read more »**

**Unravelling a written maths problem can be a confusing process**. Occasionally we may be guilty of just asking too much of children; not only do they have to read the problem, they also have to: sift through the information to determine which elements are imporant and which are not really needed; understand what the question is really asking; decide which mathematical process is needed... **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 simple maths game is designed to give children practice working on their multiplication facts.**

The downaload includes four special gameboards and instructions. Two children use a game-board between them; they will also need a dice and a number of counters each. **Read more »**

**Here’s an excellent game to help children develop their use of the multiplication tables.**

Give a pair of children the grid of numbers, illustrated below. Each player also needs a set of coloured counters.

They take it in turns to identify a square where they want to place one of their counters. In order to keep the counter there they must correctly state two factors that produce that specific product. **Read more »**