Times tables (Y2 onwards)
These are really important for supporting many areas of maths. Your child will start learning these formally in Year 2 with the 2, 5 and 10 times table. By the end of Year 4 they should know all of their tables to 12 x 12.
Ways to help your child learn their tables.
· Chant them: Do this in different ways, start at different numbers or work backwards.
· Speed tables: Your child can race against a friend, an adult or play alone against a clock. As they write down their tables, encourage them to aim for ‘personal bests’. They can write them down either as 8 x 6 = 48 or by filling in a tables grid or use the one your teacher sends home.
· Bingo: Make simple bingo cards in a 3 by 3 grid with multiples of numbers, for example, numbers from the 3 times table on them. Then you, as the caller, call out questions such as “four times three”, and whoever has 12 dabs it. The person who gets a full house is the caller on the next round.