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Times Tables

An effective understanding and recall of times tables is the foundation of most of the mathematics children will complete at lower school and the National Curriculum places a huge emphasis on knowing them early.

By the end of Year 4, children are now required to know and understand the times tables facts up to 12 x 12.

Learning multiplication facts is a vital part of any child’s mathematical development. Once rapid recall of multiplication facts becomes possible, a whole host of mathematical activities will seem easier. Children need to be able to recall multiplication facts in any order and also to derive associated division facts. The National Curriculum’s expectations for each year group are set out below:

Year 1 - Count forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 5 and 10.

Year 2 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables up to 12x in any order.

Year 3 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4, and 8 multiplication tables up to 12x in any order.

Year 4 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts up to 12×12 in any order.

As well as practise within school, a list of useful websites can be found below to practise and play at home.

www.timestables.co.uk

www.sumdog.com

Teaching Tables

BBC Bitesize

Top Marks Maths Games

Woodlands Junior School Maths

Transum Times Tables

There are many Apple and Google Play apps available for free too. Here are some we recommend:

 

For those who like to learn through singing, below are a series of videos designed to support the children's learning of their times tables. The tables have been put to pop songs in order to help the children remember the times tables pattern.

These videos are aimed at KS2 children, but we have found the younger children really enjoy them as well. The links below are from an external site (YouTube) so at times adverts will pop up. Unfortunately, there is little we can do to prevent this.