16-20 FebPractise Spelling WordsReading stamina: 10 minutes, 4 days per week. Rote learn Multiplication 2 X tables Parent Signature:___________________ 23 - 27 FebPractise Spelling WordsReading stamina: 15 minutes, 4 days per week. Rote learn Multiplication 4 X tables HINT: (double the 2s)Parent Signature:___________________ 2 -6 MarchPractise Spelling WordsReading stamina: 15 minutes, 4 days per week. Rote learn Multiplication 10 X tables Parent Signature:___________________ 9-13 MarchPractise Spelling WordsReading stamina: 20 minutes, 4 days per week. Rote learn Multiplication 5 X tablesParent Signature:___________________ 16-20 MarchPractise Spelling WordsReading stamina: 20 minutes, 4 days per week. Rote Learn Multiplication 11 X tablesParent Signature:___________________ 23 - 27 MarchPractise Spelling WordsReading stamina: 25 minutes, 4 days per week. Rote learn Multiplication 3 X tablesParent Signature:___________________ 30 March - 2 AprilPractise Spelling WordsReading stamina: 25 minutes, 4 days per week. Rote learn Multiplication 6 X tables HINT: (double the 3s)Parent Signature:___________________

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The Multiplication tables

The earlier the x tables are rote learned or memorised the easier it will be for your child to do more complex math calculations. I believe that it is not necessary to rote learn anything above the 12 x tables because your child will be taught strategies to deal with larger numbers.

The 2 x Tables:

The two times tables are simply the doubles. If you need to, use materials (beans, counters etc) to reinforce this concept.

The 4 x tables:

Think of these as doubling the number twice. Use materials again to reinforce this.

The 10 x tables:

Quite simply - add a zero. Show how this works using pen and paper.

The 5 x tables:

These are half of what you get when you multiply by 10.  Use the trick that multiplying by 5 is the same as multiplying by 10 and cutting in half.

The 11 x tables

These are simple  - 2x11=22, 3x11=33, 4x11=44 an so on. However 11x11 and 12x11 will need to either be memorised (or for 11x11 you could explain that it is 10x11=110 + 11 which = 121)

The 3 times tables

Skip count in 3s

Chant them, write them, sing them.  Make flash cards, test often.

The 6 times tables

Double the 3s.

I ate and ate ‘till I was sick on the floor - 8x8 is 64!

Wakey, wakey, rise and shine - seven 7s are 49!