Supporting Times Tables
Knowing times tables (up to 12x12) and their associated division facts supports mathematical learning and understanding.
Children who have a strong grasp of their times tables are likely to be more self-assured when faced with new learning concepts.
It is our intention for all children to leave junior school with a fluent and automatic knowledge of their times tables.
Useful On-line Resources
Here are some useful on-line resources for practicing times tables at home.
Your child should know their own username and password, but do ask their class teacher if they need a reminder.
Contains mixed arithmetic questions to answer at speed.
Other Useful Times Table Resources
Learning times tables doesn't always need to be on screen or paper!
There are lots of things you could do outside to help your child learn their times tables.
Times Table Bounce and Shoot
Place times table calculations on the ground (or draw with chalk). Ask your child to answer the calculation, run to the card and bounce the ball that number of times. Then to finish...shoot!
Times Table Twister
Make a 4x3 squared grid on the patio using chalk. In each square write an answer to a times table calculation. Ask players to put 'left foot on 5x3' for example and so on.
Chalk Wall Bounce
On a wall, chalk all the multiples of a times table (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20 and so on.)
Ask your child to bounce their ball on each number in order. Next try backwards in order. Finally, call out a calculation e.g. 4x5 and see if they can bounce the ball at the correct answer.
Year 4 Multiplication Test Check
At the end of Year 4, all children will sit a statutory multiplication check.
The test consists of 25 questions and each questions needs to be answered within 6 seconds.
Further information can be found by viewing the document above.