This is a fun maths game to play while out on a walk.
The game is a little like I-Spy, but points are scored for spotting particular numbers.
As you walk, or drive, encourage your child to look out for numbers in the environment. These can be part of car number plates, house numbers or on road signs.
Once a number has been spotted, your child has to announce what it is and how many points it is worth.
The points are awarded as follows:
A multiple of 2 = 2 points
A multiple of 3 = 3 points
A multiple of 4 = 4 points
A multiple of 5 = 5 points
... and so on to
A multiple of 12 = 12 points
The only numbers that don't fit the pattern are multiples of 10, which only score 1 point and not 10.
Numbers can score more than once.
So, 16 could score 13 points in total 2 (x2) 4 (x4) and 8 (x8)
But a player must keep a note of their own score!
If at any point a number is mis-called the players points are reduced back to zero.
The winner is the first player to gain more than 40 points.
Pick a number at random and see if your child can work out what it's score would be:
22 scores 13
2 (for x2) and 11 (for x11)
36 scores 36
2 (for x2), 3 (for x3), 4 (for x4), 6 (for x6), 9 (for x9) and 12 (for x12)
Change the rules as necessary. You could:
- look for numbers that are only multiples of 2 or 5
- change the amount each number scores
- look for more complex numbers. Square numbers or triangular numbers could score 10 each, for example.