## Maths workshop - Times tables

Times tables
At Pound Hill Junior School, we are striving for our children to become fluent and confident mathematicians. An area that we feel is very important to achieve this is children developing their times table facts.

The national curriculum states that children need to know

10x, 5x, 2x in year 2

3 x 4x, 8x, in year 3

6x, 7x, 9x, 11x, 12x in year 4

We teach these in the following order:

10x, 5x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 3x, 6x, 9x, 7x, 11x, 12x.

Below are a selection of activities that you could do with children at home to help.

Computer games

Top Marks – Hit the Button  (Free)

‘Hit the Answer’ and ‘Hit the questions’ games available where you can choose specific times tables or mixed. The website link is free though you can download it as an app for a small cost.

Beatbox Times Tables (Free)

Sing along to a chosen times table with different instruments of your choice.

TT Rock Stars (Free)

Every child in school has a login for TT Rock stars. After creating your rock avatar, practise your teaching set tables in the garage, set your rock speed in the studio or compete against your class mates in the arena.

Squeebles (£2.99 Ios/£3.59 Android)

An app that you can download to ipads and other electronic devices. There are a range of games to practise skills linked to times table and children are able to collect monsters as a reward.

Activities and Games you can play

Board games

Create your own board game where you have to answer questions correctly to move on.

Times table race

In threes, one person asks questions for the other two people to race to the answer.

Snap

Create your own card games with questions and answers. Play with friends and family.

'Rock, Paper, Scissors'

Put your hands behind your back. Just like in rock, paper, scissors count to three and then both players reveal a number using their fingers. A player wins by correctly multiplying both numbers the fastest.