Tes Maths ROTW: Times tables mastery pack

Craig Barton
11th September 2017

Refine pupil's knowledge of multiplication and check their understanding with this times tables mastery pack from Krisgreg30

What is it?

There is no doubt that times tables are crucial to students’ understanding of mathematics, but constantly finding engaging ways to practice can be a struggle. Until now... Say hello to this pack of exercises!

Students simply have to work their way through a series of sheets ranging in difficulty. By completing a collection of word problems and reasoning questions, their understanding of the different times tables is checked, helping to improve their fluency.

How can it be used?

I'd recommend introducing these packs to younger learners at the start of the year, but only once they’re comfortable with the basics. if you use them too soon, the benefits will be lost as pupils exhaust themselves trying to calculate simple multiplications.

Once completed, stretch more-able students by interweaving the question sheets. Asking pupils to call upon all of their times tables knowledge at once will really help to push them to the next level.
 

Craig Barton was speaking to Victoria Haughton. He is a secondary maths teacher in the North of England

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