# Times Tables

Times tables can sometimes be overlooked. They’re one of those things that children just have to learn, but without always understanding WHY they learn them. I had a scour through the maths curriculum, and it was interesting just how many different concepts required a really strong knowledge times tables. As you can see from this visual that I created, everything from fractions to algebra requires at least some quick multiplication and division fact recall.

In order to promote a strong knowledge of times tables multiplication and division facts, I’ve created booklets for each times table. They cover the following:

Identifying patterns in the times table
Answering multiplication and division questions
Matching questions to answers
Identifying facts through different representations such as bar models, number lines, repeated addition and missing number questions.
Identifying multiples of the times table
Applying to finding fractions of a number, calculating area and knowledge of 2D shapes
Word problems and questions using related number facts.

The link to these can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3b7n62e3rj5v8z2/AADDoye0WCCnm8-K-321_rjza?dl=0

This is designed to be a weekly or fortnightly assessment where children start from 2 and work there way through in a given time period (suggested about 3 minutes). This then shows which times table pack could be used. This could also then be used to see improvement over time. In my experience, my classes have always loved a quick-fire times table quiz as they like to see how much further they can get each time!

Finally, I’ve made an assessment which covers all of the multiplication and division facts across all the times tables mixed up. Both can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2ls4cwrf55q16xa/AAAps3DhXsesXPaBUs65fHwJa?dl=0

I hope that these resources are useful to you! If you use them, please let me know how you get on. If you find any mistakes, please remember that I’m only human and make mistakes, and if you send me a message then I can correct and re-upload them. Happy times-tabling!

### Sarah F

I'm a year 6 teacher in Bristol with an English Language degree who loves reading, writing and anything creative. Follow me on Twitter @SarahFarrellKS2

## 6 thoughts on “Times Tables”

1. Lisa says:

Sarah, I love the number search ones and will try it with my son. Thanks so much for your generosity and sharing your work freely, the world needs more teachers like you š

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1. Thank you! That’s really kind of you to say. I hope he enjoys them!

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2. connie loizou says:

Thank you so much for sharing. How can I download these please? Not sure if I am being stupid but can’t seem to find the download button. Thanks again

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3. Emily says:

Thank you so much for sharing, Sarah. These are just wonderful. Your knowledge is inspiring and resources so helpful. I am very grateful and will be purchasing from your Amazon wish list this evening as a token of my appreciation! I’ve downloaded the wonderful times table booklets (such a good idea to embed learning) via the link you replied to a previous comment with. However, I can’t seem to find the weekly assessment within this folder. Is this also available to download? Many thanks!

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