Multiplication Activities Finishers Starters

Year 5 / 6 early finisher activities or starters for multiplying (times tables, doubles, multiplying by 10, 100, 1000 and by multiples of 10 and 100. There are 8 KS2 Maths / Numeracy puzzles worksheets, originally designed for Y5 and Y6 for consolidation of new concepts and revision but could suit other years too. Just PRINT AND GO! Early finishers love being challenged by these Hidden Word / Spot the Mistake puzzles challenges, plus they make great collaborative starters too! Why not laminate and use again and again? Answer keys included. All puzzles in PDF format.

Includes a Numeracy puzzle for each of the list below:

  • Times Tables 2-10
  • Times Tables 2-12
  • Doubles to 50
  • Doubles to 100 / 2-Digit Doubling
  • Doubling 3-Digit Numbers
  • Multiplying by 10 and 100
  • Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000 (including decimals)
  • Multiplying by Multiples of 10 and 100 (including decimals)

An engaging alternative to standard worksheets, these no-prep puzzles make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities. They can be completed individually or in pairs / groups. They are similar to codebreaker puzzles, with a maths-related word to be revealed after completing the multiplication calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a multiplication calculation and a letter. Students circle any boxes containing errors, then put together the letters from these boxes to reveal a maths word. There is a further challenge question / task at the bottom of the page linked to the hidden word.

Pupils often forget or avoid checking their own work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking the calculations in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves.

The range of puzzles in this resource is ideal for differentiation and revision and / or to cater for a range of groups and classes across Key Stage 2 (KS2) and early KS3. Hopefully they’ll be helpful for your teaching over many years.

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Created: Sep 13, 2017

Updated: Jan 5, 2020

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