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Yet more flik-flaks: counting in steps of more than 1

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

Use the star flik-flak to count in 5s.

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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.

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How many coins? How many pence? How did you work it out? What is the multiplication sentence?


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