Times Tables - Key Stage 1
are times tables important?
would be amazed at how much of our maths at school is based on tables.
It is important that your child knows their two, five and ten times
tables by the end of Year Two.
tips to help your children to learn their tables at home
Think of catchy rhymes to help your child remember a tricky table.
you make some up?
shoes kicked the door
2 times 2 equals 4
for patterns or clever tricks.
For example, you can rearrange
x 5 = 10 to learn 5 x 2 = 10
If your child has learnt their five times tables, they can double these to learn the ten times tables.
tricky tables in silly voices or even try singing them.
Even young children learn song lyrics very quickly and
if you can remember your times tables!
Let your child test you!
practise makes perfect!
a multiplication square
Multiplication squares are a fantastic resource for learning tables! We are aiming for the time when the children no longer need to use them!
use a multiplication square, choose a number from the first column and a
number from the first row. Follow
the row and column until they meet in the
middle, for example, 4 x 5 = 20
blanking out some of the numbers. Does
your child know what numbers are missing?
many calculations have the same answer?
An excellent site. You can play the games and read the top tips.
site uses different maths words to test the times tables. These are words
we use in school too.
yourself! This site times how long you take to answer. Can you beat your
quizzes, games and worksheets!
variety of games to make and play.