# Teaching for mastery in primary maths

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## 6s, 7s, 9s, 25s and 1,000s

• Year group: Year 4
• Term: Autumn
• Topic: Times tables and skip counting
• Duration: 1 weeks
• Keystage: KS2
• Age Range: 8 to 9 yrs
• Unit can be taught out of sequence: N
• Week Range: 11

In this chapter, pupils learn the 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1,000 times tables.

Pupils should represent the 6, 7 and 9 times tables in a variety of ways, including through the use of equal grouping, arrays and number lines. They skip-count in 6s, 7s and 9s from 0. They also count forwards and backwards in 25s and 1,000s from any number and connect this with their knowledge of place value.

To ensure confident recall, pupils practise these tables regularly. They develop an understanding of the meaning of multiplication and division, using structures such as repeated addition and stretching for multiplication.

Once their understanding is secure, pupils use times tables facts to derive a variety of other multiplication and division facts. They use language such as “multiply”, “times” and “product” to communicate them.

## Resources for this topic

### White Rose Maths

#### Reasoning - Problem Solving - Number Probelms - March 11th

Today's problems are ones that involve number. There are two problems for KS1 and two for KS2.

In KS1 problem children have to use simple multiplication facts to work out the length of a particular rectangle. They then have to find a missing value given a total, perhaps using a bar model.

At KS2 children have two problems they have to solve involve number properties. The first one they have to know what factors make up a particular number and in the second problem they have to find a particular number that satisfies particular criteria.

Every day in March the White Rose Maths Hub is aiming to put out a question of the day.

Tweet us @WRMathsHub a picture of your children's answers for a chance to win a prize.

#### Counting in multiples

Direct link to our Y4 scheme.

### Mathematics Mastery

#### Times tables and skip counting

Encouraging pupils to calculate flexibly is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

This practical teaching guide helps you develop your pupils to apply their number sense when problem-solving and make connections between calculation strategies.

This guide exemplifies a teaching approach for times tables and skip counting

• The CPA approach should be incorporated to support pupils in making connections between calculation strategies
• Teachers can use this guidance to encourage flexible mathematical thinking

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and or join an information session.

#### Times tables and skip counting (6,7,9, 25 and 1000)

Deepening pupils’ understanding of key mathematical ideas is a core element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Our Key Constructs highlight the essential mathematical concepts all pupils are expected to grasp within each year group, with accompanying guidance for assessing pupil progress.

Our Key Constructs are closely aligned to the National Curriculum’s objectives. We know these can be tricky to evidence, so we’ve included an example task for each concept, as well as ideas to support slower-graspers and depth tasks to challenge higher-attaining pupils.

• Pupils should work through the tasks independently
• Teachers should incorporate the CPA approach to support pupils’ learning
• Opportunities for depth and scaffolding are built into each task

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.

#### Times tables and skip counting (6,7,9, 25 and 1000)

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of 6,7,9, 25 and 1000.

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.

#### Times tables and skip counting (6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000)

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.

### Resources shared by teachers

#### Race around the clock times tables

A worksheet that can be used to test times tables. The children write whatever times table they are doing (4x, 8x etc) in the star in the middle of the sheet and times the number on the outside of the track by that number. They then write the answers of the times table in the boxes in the inside of the track. Lower ability children can be asked to +2, +4 etc to the number on the outside of the track instead of completing times tables. Give children 2 or 3 minutes to complete the race. Photocopy back to back and ask higher ability children to complete both sides. I made this worksheet during a teaching practice with Year 3 - it works well.

#### Connect 5! Times table game

In the style of connect 4 the children must connect 5 numbers to win. They 'win&' a number by stating the correct times table calculation with that answer. Full instructions are included in the file. Works best when game boards can be printed and laminated for reuse - good as a lesson starter. Numbers can be adjusted to suit different times tables and abilities.

#### Times tables funpack

This learning pack includes worksheets, puzzles and games to help children understand times tables and have fun at the same time! Get the numbers to stick by turning times tables into engaging activities.

#### Looking at patterns in times tables

Each child filled in tables square first. This covers all tables to x10