28 January 2018

Free Maths Worksheets For Kids/ Math worksheets Multiplication/ Worksheets For Kids/ FunActivity Worksheets


Free Short Multiplication Worksheet Year 5 and 6

When two numbers multiplied together and one of them is a single digit, then this short multiplication.

For short multiplication use the smaller number to multiply the larger number one digit at a time work. If the result is ten or more, then the tens amount is carried forward and added to the next column.


25 January 2018

How to Teach Times Tables Easy Way/ Multiplication Tables Easily/ Fun ways to Teach

How to teach the times tables so children learn to recall  the facts   From KS1 Through To KS2. Teaching times tables well and robustly so that your pupils in KS1 or KS2 have instant recall of their times tables is an annual challenge for every primary school teacher and parents. 

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How to teach times tables easy way so that children enjoy learning them. How to make multiplication tables easily learnt  and fun ways to teach.

Learning the multiplications tables may seem daunting for some children, and they may feel that they will never remember all the multiplication facts! I completely understand, and that's why I aim to make learning the multiplication tables fun by designing  creative ways to teach math facts.  I have put together my top tips for easy learning and games to play.

NinalaZina's 10 top tips  - Creative ways to Teach Maths Facts


1. Roll and Times - For this easy times table game you can either play with 1 dice or 2. For an easier version, simple roll one dice and multiple the number it lands on by another number. For example, if it lands on 4, ask what 4 x 3 equals. For the more advanced child, simply roll 2 di, and multiply the 2 numbers.

2. Hit-The-Table!  - This multiplication times table game focuses on quick maths. Lay 2 cards down on the table, for instance one with an 5, and one with a 6, the first student to gently slap the table and answer correctly, 30, would win the cards. At the end of the game, the winner would be the student with the most cards.

3. King / Queen of Sums - this multiplication  game is a similar variation of 'Hit-The-Table' but played between 2 students. Both students share half a pack of cards each, they each place one card on the table, and the first student to correctly answer the multiplication of the two numbers wins the cards. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins.

4. Make 9 times easy and fun to learn - this  one teaches students how to multiply their 9 times tables quickly. Simple ask the student to hold out their hands with their fingers spread out. For 9x4, ask them to bend down their fourth finger. Ask the student how many fingers are up before and how many are up after the fourth finger that's down. That would be 3 before, and 6 after, making the answer 36. This easy modification works for the 9 times tables up to 9x10.

5. Make 4 times easy and fun to learn - If your students know how to double numbers this one will be easy. Simply double a number twice, for example if they are calculating 5x4. 5 doubled is 10, and doubled again is 20 - making the answer.

6. Write on anywhere! -  now this is fun! This game is aimed at making multiplications more creative. Have 1 student shout out a multiplication, such as 3 x 6. The 2nd student would then write the answer anywhere – the wall, window or the door with a removable marker.

7. Komodo Learning - This learning requires an ipad or smart device. Simply visit https://komodomath.com/ and see your child's maths skills and confidence grow. For ages 5 - 11.

8. Design a game - Let students design a game involving mathematics, this may be a board game and you have to calculate how many spaces to move forward etc. The student will enjoy the creative side of designing the game, and the pride of playing said game with their friends.

9. Practice online - There are lots of websites that you can visit to practice times tables online. Most games are very clear and you can play straight away.
Try Hit The Button - this is a creative and fun way to learn the multiplication facts. My students love it.

10 NinalaZina Games - Print one of our Ninalazina  Printable Games, ranging from snakes and ladders, Sudoku, to football games. They are fun, affordable and most of all, get results! This is my list of creative ways to learn the multiplication table! What do you think?











There are so many ways to teach times tables in an  easy way. Just use these  fun ways to teach the multiplication table and let us know what you think!


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16 January 2018

Great Selection of Numeracy Games for Kids ks2

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Here is a good selection of numeracy games for kids Ks2. I am sure many ks1 (up to year 2)  children will also find these enjoyable to play. What is learning without games? I think game should be compulsory in all subjects, even when you go to university!  ☺

Multiplication Poster - Cheeky Monkey!


 Learning is more enjoyable when a variety of resources are used. I think it is vital to use  both auditory and visual techniques for all students no matter what age group. Some would argue that you should teach to a student's learning styles, but I believe that no learning style has any better outcome than another.

Therefore it is probably best to use a variety of style and this will engage all aspects of learning.  Here are some of my recent games. I have tried to make them for all types of learners. Let me know what you think.

Use different techniques when trying to help your child. Let them watch a video on times tables, listen to songs, play multiplication times table games, count pasta, do worksheets and just have fun!

Traditional Snakes and Ladder with a twist! 
Multiplication Tic Tac Toe!


Multiplication Dominoes!




Multi purpose flash cards!


10 January 2018

Learning together playing Times Tables Games is a Great Way to Give Them a Sense of Achievement

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Learning together in pairs and small groups by playing a printable board game is a great way for kids to learn. Learning together encourages children to learn from each other and feel confident talking and assisting each other to get the right answer. It is good practice of social skills as students have to communicate with each other by not just talking, but also by listening. Doing any type of work in a group or pairs is a good practice. Many schools have realised this which is why they do peer to peer assessments and put students into groups and pairs to do projects and class work.


The British Council state that working in pairs and small groups and learning together should not be underestimated. Even very young learners can become more independent by allowing them to work in small groups or pairs.  Some of the benefits are:

Printable Multiplication Game Football Game! 1: Gives learners more speaking time.
2: Gives them a sense of achievement when reaching a team goal.
3: Allows them to talk with students they would otherwise not need to speak to.
4: Gives them confidence and better social skills.


I have developed my printable board games to be played in groups of two or above. Fir example, the snakes and ladders game can be played with up to four players.   My game is just a twist on the traditional snakes and ladders game. It is for all age groups, as they can use a multiplication chart to help them if they are stuck.

Thus, small groups and pairs are a great way to for children to learn at all ages. I can be done at home or in the classroom and is not restricted by the ability of a child.

Laning in Pairs and Small Groups using  Printable Multiplication Games is a Great Way to Give Kids  Sense of Achievement

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9 January 2018

Why design Multiplication Games Printable times tables game. Why kids should play times tables games

I decided to design multiplication games printable for Ks2 as I wanted children to enjoy and have fun learning the multiplication tables. 

Having fun learning maths does not mean that children or even adults are not learning. It means that they will be more relaxed, less fearful and have a positive learning experience.

One the first games I developed was a printable multiplication snakes and ladders game. Why? Well most kids and adults have played snakes and ladders at some stage in their life and I wanted a game that was easy to play with the added information of learning the times table. I even added some literacy - in the form of snake names! I have even designed a printable multiplication cootie catcher / fortune teller game for kids to learn the times tables and still - yes- have fun!

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I remember teaching one of my younger students online. Yes, that' right. I used my snakes and ladders online with her on Twidddla! We were having such a good time and she was close to winning. Laugher could be heard in both of our voices. After the lesson, her mother spoke to me and asked how she was doing. When I stated she was doing very well. The mum replied that she was not sure as she had heard her laughing. See, we all see laughing in a classroom as negative, but it is not. This little girl has now learned her times tables. I used a variety of resources, my printable multiplication games,  multiplication songs, multiplication drill worksheets. They all have their place in helping our children learn! This is why I decided to design multiplication games printable for ks2!

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8 January 2018

Cootie Catcher Kids Printable Maths Times Table Printable Game Fortune Teller!

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These kids printable maths games for year 4 are a great way to reinforce the times tables. Printable worksheets, for carers, teachers, tutors, homeschooling parents and families. Games that are fun and exciting for all age groups. Learning the multiplication tables can be difficult, but these games take away from the stress of learning the times tables. These printable games for Ks2 come in a variety of activities. These activities are a twist on existing kid's games, board games and traditional games.


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This cootie catcher is a good way to learn the multiplication tables and enjoy craft skills. It can be used as a craft  activity and then as a fun game to reinforce and learn the times tables.

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