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# Multiplication Soccer – Fluency Card Game

Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Years: 3 - 6

Reach the goal of mastering multiplication facts with this multiplayer soccer card game!

## Engage and Excite Sports Fans with Soccer Maths Games!

Excite the young football fans in your classroom with a fun game of multiplication soccer!

Build a football goal, play a fast-paced game of soccer to practise multiplication facts, and score all the (maths) goals with this new multiplication game for kids. These activities are designed to make learning maths fun and engaging for students who love the sport.

This resource consists of a STEM Project and a Maths Game!

• Part 1 of the activity is a STEM challenge, asking students to build a soccer net, given size requirements and a set of materials. Once students have set up their ‘football field’ with their partners, they play the card game.
• Part 2 of the project is to play the card game. Students flip over a domino, count the dots on each side of the domino and multiply those two numbers. Students race to say the product aloud first to earn chances to shoot a soccer goal. Play continues until the dominoes are gone, and students complete the directions in the game to determine the winner.

By completing this activity, students demonstrate their ability to multiply up to 9 × 9.

## Scaffolding + Extension Tips

In addition to individual student work time, use this multiplication facts game as a:

• maths groups activity
• maths warm-up activity
• brain break
• fast finisher activity.

## To Prepare This Resource

Provide your students with thick card, tape, glue, and other recyclable materials during the activity’s STEM portion. Once complete, students will need their soccer goals and a set of soccer dominoes to play the game.

This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a Teach Starter collaborator.