Discover how to turn bingo into a fun maths game for kids. Players will get to practise their times tables as they race to cross off their numbers and claim victory!
Top tip!To make the game more difficult, include more than one times table. For example, play multiplication bingo with numbers from the 5, 8 and 11 times tables.
- Pieces of card or paper
About the activity
First decide which times table to use in your game of bingo, and who will be the bingo caller.
Next, provide each player with a piece of card/paper featuring six numbers from the chosen times table – for example, if you’re using the seven times table, include six numbers from 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77 and 84. Kids who are familiar with their times tables can select and write down their own numbers for the game.
The bingo caller then announces different multiplication problems from the times table. Alternatively, before the game begins they can write down the multiplications on cards, shuffle them and reveal them one at a time.
The players must work out the answer to each multiplication problem – if the answer appears on their card, they draw an ‘X’ through it. The winner is the first player to cross out all of their numbers and shout “bingo!”