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Friday – Doors


Well done for completing your work this week Year 5! Today, you are going to complete a times table activity.


Write down 8 times tables calculations you need to practise/find tricky e.g.           


                2 x 4 = 8

            12 x 3 = 36

            7 x 3 = 21

            8 x 8 = 64

            4 x 4 = 16

            8 x 9 = 72

            6 x 5 = 30

            12 x 5 = 60


Now, on a plain piece of paper (preferably A4) draw 8 rectangles. These will be your door frames. We suggest using a ruler.

Inside the door frames you have just drawn, write down a calculation in each from the list you have just made.

Next, on a different piece of paper, draw 8 more rectangles. These will act as your front doors (they need to be a tiny bit bigger than the rectangles you have just drawn).


Now, on these rectangles you have drawn, write down an answer in each to the calculations you thought of earlier. Now decorate/colour in these rectangles.


Once you have done this, cut the decorated doors out and match them up to the correct question.

Put a small amount of glue or sellotape on the side of the door and stick it over the correct question. It should act as a flap and you should be able to open it.  


The idea is the answer will be on the front of the door e.g. 8 and when you open the door, the question will be there e.g. 2 x 4.  


You can continue to open the doors to help you practise your times tables.  (Doors idea taken from Jamie Thomas)