123 Show! (Multiplication)
How to play
- Learners sit facing each other with their hands behind their backs.
- Together they say ‘1, 2, 3, show’ and as they say ‘show’ they both bring one of their hands to the front and show a certain number of fingers. In the picture the adult is showing 2 and the child 5.
- The first learner to shout out the answer to the multiplication sum (product) wins. In the picture the answer is 10 because 2 x 5 = 10.
Start with each learner showing only one hand (i.e. not more than 5 fingers). Later learners can show fingers on two hands (i.e. numbers are increased to 10).
To play with the whole class ask two learners to come to the front. The class calls out 1, 2, 3, show! The two learners in front each show a number. The whole class shouts out the answer to the multiplication sum.