Learning your times tables facts are extremely important!
The best way to learn them is to:
- First, learn the multiples of the times tables you are learning. For example, if you’re trying to learn your 3 times tables, you should begin by learning all the multiples in order up to 12 x 3, which are 0, 3, 6, 9 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 and 36.
- Next, you should learn to recite all the times tables facts in chronological order 0 x 3=0, 1 x 3=3, 2 x 3=6, and 3 x 3=9 etc.
- Once you are confident at saying your times tables facts in order, you should get someone to test you on recalling them all in random order e.g. 7 x 3=21,
12 x 3=36, 2 x 3=6 and so on.
As well as learning your times tables facts, you should also try to learn the associated division facts. For example 4 x 5 =20, therefore 20 ÷ 4 =5 and 20 ÷ 5 = 4
Below are some links to some great interactive games to help you to become quicker at recalling your times tables. I’ve also created lots of PowerPoints for you so you can test yourself on the target times table you are learning. Enjoy!