## Year 5 Calculator game: Multiples of 8

This is the next in our series of calculation activities to encourage knowledge of tables. It concentrates on multiples of 8 and like the other games we have published the aim is to cover a row of four squares. Some of the answers are quite tricky to find, such as finding what number multiplied by 8 makes 112?

Remember that the calculator can probably be made into a ‘multiply by 8’ machine by pressing: 8 x x = 0, then all you need to type in is the number and = to find out what 8 times the number is.

Multiples of 8 calculator game

## Year 5 Calculator game: 8 times table

This page is another in our calculator series, this time for the 8 times table. The grid has a selection of multiples of 8 up to 10 x 8. The idea is to play with a partner, choose a square and then enter a number on the calculator that you think will produce the number in the square when multiples by 8. if successful place a counter on the square. The aim is to try and get four in a row.

Remember that if the 8 times table is not known, multiplying by 8 can be achieved by doubling, doubling and doubling again.

This page can be found in our year 5 section under Knowing Number Facts

8x table calculator game

## Year 5 Calculator game: Multiples of 7

This is the next in our series of calculator activities and is certainly one of the hardest. It looks at multiples of 7, including numbers above 10 and will test children’s knowledge of the 7 times table to the full. Again, the idea is to play with a partner and cover 4 squares in a row, either across, down or diagonally.

This can be found in Year 5, under Knowing and Using Number facts.

Multiples of 7 calculator game

## Calculator game: 7x table

Of all the tables, the 7x table is probably the least well known. The latest in our series of calculator games for two players helps with reinforcing the 7x table. Remember, as before, the aim of the game is to get four in a row, in any direction, before your opponent. A good knowledge of the 7x table will help with this.

This sequence of calculator games can be found in Year 3 and Year 4 Knowing Number Facts.

7x table calculator game

## Calculator game: 6x table

The six times table is one of the hardest to learn, but here is another in our calculator games sequence which will help reinforce the table. Remember the idea is to choose a number on the board and then work out which number multiplied by 6 will make the chosen number.

This can be found in our Year 4 resources under Knowing Number Facts.

6x table calculator game

## Calculator game: 5x table

This is another in our series of using a calculator to help learn and reinforce tables. To be successful with this game you need to know your 5x table: the calculator just confirms your correct mental arithmetic (or not!). This series of calculator activities for 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables are all found in the Year 3: Know number facts section.

## Calculator game: 4x table

Here is another in our series of calculator activities for year 3 children. It is a two player game intended to help with reinforcing the 4 times table. Calculators for young children have been frowned upon over the last few years but they can be a powerful tool for learning and should not be ignored as a resource. We will be following this up with a similar ‘multiples of 4’ page in a couple of weeks time.

4x table calculator game

## Calculator game: Multiples of 3

Another in our series of fun games to play, suitable for year 3 children who have got a good grasp of the three times table. The object of the game is to get a line of four in a row by finding the number which when multiplied by 3 is on the grid. Not as easy as it looks, and a good game of strategy as well. Remember, you do need a calculator for this game.

Calculator game: multiples of 3

## Calculator game: 3x table

Similar to the 2x table game published last week, this is a game of strategy for two players to help improve knowledge of the 3x table. The aim of the game is to place counters over the numbers to get four in a row, either across, down or horizontally.

The Player must say which number they are going for before typing in the multiplication on the calculator and can only place a counter if correct. Try it!

3x table calculator game

## Calculator game: 2x table

A good way to reinforce the 2x table is to play this fun game. All you need is the grid, some counters or cubes and a calculator. Set the calculator up as a 2x table answer machine by keying in 2, x, x, =, 0 and then all you need to do is press a number and the equals sign and it will show the answer to the number multiplied by 2. Just type in the next number, press equals and so on…

The aim of the game is to make a line of four in a row in any direction.

2x table calculator game