Roll it up, multiplication

Maths can be daunting for some kids and introducing them to their times tables can be difficult. By the time you are finished with this simple maths games for kids, you will be injecting the enthusiam back in to maths and having so much fun, the kids won’t want to stop!

What you need:

  • paper
  • a pair of dice

Number of players:


Player 1 rolls the dice.

On a piece of paper, write the numbers that appear on the dice as a maths equation. For example, if  2 and a 6 were rolled, you would write it down as 2 x 6 =

Player 2 has a turn and write their numbers and equation down.

Take turns in rolling the dice and writing down multiplication problems. Minimum five turns each.

Now each player solves their maths problems, wirting down the answers.

Add up the totals of the results. The player with the highest total wins.


  • You could also use addition instead of multiplication.

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