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.
All with answers!
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!