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Times Tables

28 Feb 2022

At Handsworth, we recognise that fluency with times tables underpins mathematical understanding. Knowing your times tables will allow your child to easily grasp a wide variety of other concepts such as division, fractions, and percentages. 

Below is an outline of the National Curriculum Times Tables Expectations for each year group:

Year 1 Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Recall and use doubles of all numbers to 10 and corresponding halves.

Year 2 Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

Year 3 Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

Year 4 Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.

Year 5 Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.

Year 6 Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.

Therefore, we would expect your child to know their 12 x 12 times tables before they leave Year 4, with Years 5 and 6 for consolidation and revision.

Which resources could help me teach my child?

A multiplication square, like the one shown below, can be useful for pattern spotting, for practice and for examining the inverse relationship between multiplication and division. For example, 9 x 8 = 72, therefore 72 ÷ 8 = 9 (This can be shown visually using the square).

Please click here to print a copy of a multiplication square.

Please click here to print a blank copy of a multiplication square for practice.  

At Handsworth, we have subscribed to Times Tables Rockstars, which is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.  It allows for the testing and tracking times tables learning and performance.  It also offers the opportunity to play games against other users within the class, year groups and in fast-paced competitions in a fun and engaging way.  Each child will be allocated their log in details, which can be located in their home school diary.

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play

www.timestables.co.uk includes interactive exercises and tests as well as test printouts.

www.topmarks.co.uk have a range of interactive games for both KS1 and KS2 to help develop the pace of times tables recall. ‘Hit The Button’ is popular and allows for quick-fire responses to develop speed of recall.

Please click here to view/download useful tips, methods, exemplifications and fun practical activities to learn the multiplication (times) tables.

My child can recall all the facts to 12x12. What next?

  • Check for fluency (that facts can be recalled quickly).
  • Develop fluency with division facts. (If your child knows that 7 x 6 = 42, can they tell you that 42 ÷ 7 = 6 just as quickly?)
  • Look at how this knowledge can help with larger calculations (e.g. 7 x 60 = 420)
  • Encourage your child to think about how they might apply their times tables knowledge to real world or reasoning problems. The website nrich.maths.org can help with this.
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