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Skip counting - Maths with a Mouse Terriific Tables Tunes - multiples of 3 (Learn to count in multiples of 3 by singing a familiar tune!)

Terrific Triangles: multiplication and division

Using triangles with missing information is a great way to visualise the relationships between multiplication and division. Perhaps you could have your own whiteboard and have two pieces of information, challenging the learner to work out the missing value. My YouTube video will help you to understand how this can be done.

Counting Stick - Digital virtual counting stick

Many children will have used a counting stick at school so will understand how this can be used! Perhaps they can teach the adults! Perhaps you might want to use your creative talents and even make your own!

Scatter tables - Write down the multiples of 3 in random places on a sheet of paper. Call out a times table question (e.g. 7 x 3) and your child should point to the correct answer. Be creative in how these can be presented - don’t be afraid to make it colourful and large.

If you want more activities to learn tables, click on Terrific Tables - the image on the left. If you are looking to practise and apply your knowledge, click on Year 4 MTC Preparation Fun - the image on the right.

Counting Stick - Digital virtual counting stick

Many children will have used a counting stick at school so will understand how this can be used! Perhaps they can teach the adults! Perhaps you might want to use your creative talents and even make your own!

Terrific Triangles: multiplication and division

Using triangles with missing information is a great way to visualise the relationships between multiplication and division. Perhaps you could have your own whiteboard and have two pieces of information, challenging the learner to work out the missing value. My YouTube video will help you to understand how this can be done.

Skip counting - Maths with a Mouse Terrific Tables Tunes - multiples of 4 (Learn to count in multiples of 4 by singing a familiar tune!)

Double double – Multiplying a number by 4 is the same as multiplying by 2 and then doubling the answer. 3 x 2 = 6 and double 6 is 12, so 3 x 4 = 12.

Scatter tables - Write down the multiples of 4 in random places on a sheet of paper. Call out a times table question (e.g. 7 x 4) and your child should point to the correct answer. Be creative in the how these can be presented - don’t be afraid to make it colourful and large.

If you want more activities to learn tables, click on Terrific Tables - the image on the left. If you are looking to practise and apply your knowledge, click on Year 4 MTC Preparation Fun - the image on the right.

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Double your fours – Multiplying a number by 8 is the same as multiplying by 4 and then doubling the answer. 3 x 4 = 12 and double 12 is 24, so 3 x 8 = 24.

Five six seven eight – fifty-six is seven times eight (56 = 7 x 8)

I ate and ate until I was sick on the floor – eight times eight is sixty-four (8 x 8 = 64)

Counting Stick - Digital virtual counting stick

Many children will have used a counting stick at school so will understand how this can be used! Perhaps they can teach the adults! Perhaps you might want to use your creative talents and even make your own!

Terrific Triangles: multiplication and division

Scatter tables - Write down the multiples of 8 in random places on a sheet of paper. Call out a times table question (e.g. 7 x 8) and your child should point to the correct answer. Be creative in the how these can be presented - don’t be afraid to make it colourful and large!

Skip counting - Maths with a Mouse Terrific Tables Tunes - multiples of 8 (Learn to count in multiples of 8 by singing a familiar tune!)

If you want more activities to learn tables, click on Terrific Tables - the image on the left. If you are looking to practise and apply your knowledge, click on Year 4 MTC Preparation Fun - the image on the right.