Try using the flik-flaks to practise and use multiplication facts.
Practise counting in 2s by folding the Digit Dog flik-flak in half and asking:
- How many dogs can you see?
- How many eyes can you see?
- How do you know? Tell me a number sentence.
Each dog has 2 eyes – 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
Five 2s equal 10, 5 lots of 2 equal 10, 5 groups of 2 equal 10, 2 five times equals 10, 5 x 2 = 10
1 dog has 2 eyes 1 x 2 = 2
2 dogs have 4 eyes 2 x 2 = 4
3 dogs have 6 eyes 3 x 2 = 6………..and so on
What patterns can you see? What do you notice about the number of eyes?
Repeat but this time count number of ears.
You can see 5 dogs but how many dogs are hidden? How many eyes are hidden? How did you work it out? Explain your thinking.
If I can see 12 eyes, how many dogs can I see?
Counting in steps of more than 2
You can practise counting in different steps by choosing different flik-flaks and repeating these activities. There are a range of flik-flaks available on www.primarytreasurechest.com
Use the star flik-flak to count in 5s.
How many stars can you see? How many points? How did you work it out? What is the multiplication sentence?
If I can see 30 points, how many stars can I see?
Or the 10p coin flik-flak to count in 10s.
How many coins? How many pence? How did you work it out? What is the multiplication sentence?