TERRIFIC TOP TIPS

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.

Scatter tables - Write down the multiples of 6 in random places on a sheet of paper. Call out a times table question (e.g. 7 x 6) 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 - Learn to count in multiples of 6 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.

TERRIFIC TOP TIPS

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.

Fingers - The x9 tables fingers trick

This approach works well to help recall the facts but you need to have ten fingers. Sadly, I only have eight so I can’t use this approach.

Scatter tables - Write down the multiples of 9 in random places on a sheet of paper. Call out a times table question (e.g. 7 x 9) 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.

TERRIFIC TOP TIPS

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.

Scatter tables - Write down the multiples of 11 in random places on a sheet of paper. Call out a times table question (e.g. 7 x 11) 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.