Build this multiplication machine and all your sums will be answered!
This clever wooden kit is an easy build with a huge amount of amazing information stored inside. The pieces are all wooden laser cut and slot together with the use of simple elastic bands so there is no need for glue or any cutting.
Once built, there are three activities. Start by spinning the dials to give you a times table question. Now, have a guess at what you think the answer is by turning the dials on the front. Finally, move the arms of the machine to the numbers in your questions, using the smallest number first, e.g. 3 x 8. The arms will now move to reveal your answer! It works every time. You can even ask squared number questions like 8 x 8 by using the square symbol.
This is a great and fun way to learn your tables. The build took less than an hour and the instructions were superb. The machine is really sturdy and can be used over and over again to learn your tables and test your knowledge. A really pleasing movement and a build that will be extremely useful.
- They can test themselves and learn those tables off by heart
- The build is really well illustrated
- Everyone will want to have a go with their machine