Times Table Catch

Can you be a clever mathematician?


How to play

Go catch!

  • Using a beanbag, soft toy or ball, in pairs or a family group, stand in a circle
  • Throw the item to the person next to you and say a number e.g. 3
  • Then throw the item to the next person who also says another number e.g. 4
  • Then throw the item to the next person who completes the sum e.g. 3 x 4 = 12!


This works for adding, subtracting and dividing numbers etc. to increase mental arithmetic

Why not try?

Suitable For Ages 9 - 14

Time taken 20-30 minutes
You will need
  • Beanbag, soft toy or ball
Safety As with any activity consider the space e.g. may need to move tables and chairs
Challenge The person throwing could also give instruction such as jump 5 times or 5 star jumps!

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