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Numeracy homework for Week 2:

Multiplication game.


Game: Multiplication cards for 2 players.


You need: Playing cards with the Kings removed, and 24 counters (buttons/lego/etc)


  • Before you start: Take 12 counters each. Shuffle the cards and place them face down in a pile in the middle of the table.


  • Take turns to turn over the top two cards, multiply the two numbers together and say the answer. If you get a Jack, multiply by 11. If you get a Queen, multiply by 12.
  • The winner of the round is the player with the larger answer. The winner takes one of the other player’s counters.
  • Continue to pick up two cards each, and multiply the two numbers together.
  • When all the cards have been used, the winner is the player with more counters.


Challenge: Take turns to turn over the top three cards and multiply the three numbers together.


Numeracy homework for Week 1:

Place value riddles.


Can you solve these riddles?


a) Two of my digits are even, but my ones digit is odd. The sum of my digits is 11. I'm between 256 and 299, and I'm not 281. What am I?


b) I'm <200 and >130. I have three tens and twice as many ones. What am I?


c) I am an even number between 400 and 800. All three of my digits are even. My smallest digit is in the ones place. My ones digit is half of my tens digit. What am I?


d) I am a four digit number. My ones digit and my tens digit are equal. My only even number is in the hundreds place. I can be found in the 5 times table. The sum of my digits is 23. What am I?