I was looking recently for a way to make learning Multiplication more fun when I came across a set of file folder games, for each of the times tables facts from 2 to 12.
They are all available to download from the FileFolderFun website.
I made the folder game using a sheet of A3 card folded in half. I printed, cut and glued down the sums on either side of the folder.
I printed the spaceship shapes that show the answers, laminated them for durability and cut them out.
The idea is to read the sum and match the correct answer to the sum.
I was using this file folder with Amina and Basma. Amina, who can already count in twos found it relatively easy to master. Basma, although she could count in twos, she couldn’t grasp the concept of multiplication and kept trying to add the numbers instead. So to help her, I made a number line 1-20 and laminated it. Then I let her use paper clips to help her count in twos to help her find the answer to the sums.