"And in a year's time I hope you will know all the multiplication tables up to twelve. It will help you enormously if you do."
"What about something much harder, like two times four hundred and eighty-seven?"
"Nine hundred and seventy-four," Matilda said immediately.
Extracts taken from Roald Dahl's: Matilda
Why Learn Multiplication Tables?
By the end of Year 4, it is an expectation that your child should know by heart all multiplication facts to 12 x 12, including the related division facts, for example: 6 x 7 = 42 ~ 42 ÷ 6 = 7.
Instant recall of times tables is essential to success in all areas of mathematics, especially if we consider that times tables are to maths what phonics are to English.
Without times tables, children lack the basic tools to decode even simple calculations, never mind complex real-world problems. Fluency with basic multiplication and division facts frees up working memory from having to compute simple calculations, enabling your child to think more deeply about the conceptual underpinnings of a problem.
Learning Multiplication Tables
In Year 4, we want your child to enjoy learning their times tables. One tried and tested method has been chanting the times tables, whole class, using song, including skip counting ~ dancing along is actively encouraged too.
Remember that repetition is key to success ~ Practice makes Permanent.
Revisiting Times Tables from Year Two
Revisiting Times Tables from Year Three
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Have fun and enjoy your own times tables disco!
Practising Multiplication Tables
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