Learning Times Tables
Learning times tables off by heart makes mental maths much easier. It boosts children’s confidence in maths lessons both in school, but also in the outside world too.
All children at Comber Grove have a Times Table Rockstars account - this allows them to login, practice and battle friends. Speak to your class teacher for your child's login details.
Here, we’ve pulled together key information about how times tables are taught at primary school along with our pick of activities to help make learning times tables fun for your child.
When children know their times tables, mental arithmetic becomes easier. Practising times tables also helps children to understand number and number relationships, and to see patterns in numbers. These skills will help them to master key concepts and move quickly through more complex maths problems with confidence.
A thorough knowledge of multiplication and division facts will help children succeed in their tests at the end of primary school and set them up for success at secondary school. As they grow older, knowing the times tables will help them with everyday activities like shopping, budgeting and cooking.
In England, children will be expected to know the following in each year at primary school:
Download this free booklet Times Tables in School to learn how children are first taught to use their fingers, counters, and paper to help them find the right number before moving on to reciting times tables. The booklet includes lots of tips and games to support learning at home, too.