Learning your Multiplication Tables
Times Tables at Scarcroft
At Scarcroft, we are passionate about children learning their times tables. To help with this we employ two strategies:
1) Children chant or sing their times tables on a regular basis. This helps as research shows that some knowledge is gained by assimilating the language pattern. This is just like learning the lyrics to a song and these chunks of langauge patterns are stored in our memories.
2) We employ something we have called the Times Tables Stick Method - not catchy I know! We do this in Years 3 to 6. If you would like to know more about this useful method, please watch the video. In our experience it is the best way for children to learn their tables and, most importantly, learn about the structure of multiplication simultaneously. If you would like to practice this method at home with your children, please print the resource and fill it in for whatever times table they are currently learning.
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