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Times Tables - Key Stage 1
Why
are times tables important?
You
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.
Useful
tips to help your children to learn their tables at home
Make
it fun!
Think of catchy rhymes to help your child remember a tricky table. Can
you make some up?
Two
shoes kicked the door
2 times 2 equals 4
Look
for patterns or clever tricks.
For example, you can rearrange
2
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. Say
tricky tables in silly voices or even try singing them.
Even young children learn song lyrics very quickly and
easily!
See
if you can remember your times tables!
Let your child test you!
Remember,
practise makes perfect!
Use
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!
To
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
Try
blanking out some of the numbers. Does
your child know what numbers are missing?
Look
for patterns!
How
many calculations have the same answer?
Try
these websites!
BBC
Mega-maths at An excellent site. You can play the games and read the top tips.
Times
table rhyme
at www.times-tables.com This
site uses different maths words to test the times tables. These are words
we use in school too.
Mathmagician at
www.oswego.org Test
yourself! This site times how long you take to answer. Can you beat your
own time?
BBC
skillswise
at www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/multiplication/timestables/index.shtml Factsheets,
quizzes, games and worksheets!
Time
out
at www.activityvillage.co.uk/times_tables_games.htm A
variety of games to make and play. |