A Handful of Facts

In this activity you give your child a mathematical fact, and they have to give your four more back...

Draw in your thumb (as if you were counting 'one') as you give them a fact:

"6 times 4 is 24."

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Your child then has to give your four more related facts back. for each fact you bend down a finger to count it off.

The facts should be related to the one you gave them.

They will probably find the first three facts easily.

Having been told '6 times 4 is 24', they can reply:

4 times 6 is 24

24 divided by 6 is 4

24 divided by 4 is 6

The fourth fact may be trickier to find, but they can 'twist' the numbers to find a related fact...

The following would all 'work', for example:

• A quarter of 24 is 6
• A sixth of 24 is 4
• 6 times 2 times 2 is 24
• 4 times 2 times 3 is 24

Play again with a different mathematical fact, or swap roles.

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