5 Ideas for Learning Times Tables

2. Invest in some times tables board games or card games

Take a look in your local book shop or online shops for maths learning games. Some good examples are Mrs J’s Brilliant Tables Game (nothing to do with me!), Times Tables Swat and Times Tables Snap. You can also play with a normal deck of cards: split the pack between two and play as if it were “Snap!”. Instead of shouting snap when you get the same number, the first person to shout the correct answer to the product of the two numbers wins. For example, if I turn over a 4 and you turn over a 2, the first to shout “8!” adds both cards to their hand.

3. Practise your tables during everyday activities

Try not to treat tables practice as if it were homework. Practise during normal, everyday activities, such as on the walk to school, over breakfast or during the adverts on TV.

5. Don’t forget to practise your divisions!

Learning “4 divided by 2 equals 2” is just as important as learning “2 times 2 equals 4”. In fact, it will strengthen your understanding of your times tables. If you’re testing someone on their tables, throw in some division questions now and again.

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