## COUNTING TIMES TABLES

**Keywords - **Counting, times tables.

**Purpose - **Training participants to do the times tables in the local language.

**Pre-requisites - **Knowing numbers in the local language, being able to do the “Counting”
game with ease.

**Description - **The group is arranged in a circle. The trainer states which times table
the group has to do. For this description we will take the example of the 3
times table. Exactly like the “Counting” activity, the participants walk on the
spot with a common rhythm maintaining the beat with their feet. The trainer
explains that the group will be doing the 3 times table.

The trainer starts the game saying 1 out loud to the beat of the steps, the person to the right of the trainer will count, inside their head, 2 to the next step and so on until the group reaches 30. Participants will only say the numbers that are multiples of 3 out loud while the other numbers will be counted silently. It is essential that the numbers that don’t belong to the times table selected are not said out loud. If a mistake is made the group starts at 1 again.

**Duration - **A minimum of 10 minutes depending on the variations.

**Variations - **Once the mechanism has been understood the group may continue going
beyond the tenth multiplier (30 in our example) and the game stops solely when
a participant makes a mistake.