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We have been looking at ways to speed up our times table recall. Visit the link below to access a times tables speed test which is based upon the times table check which children complete at the end of Year 4. For today lets just choose 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Here are some top tips to speed up your tables.



Two times table - double the first number.


4 x 2 = 8 because double 4 is 8.



Ten times table - Make the first number ten times bigger.



4 x 10 = 40 because 40 is ten times bigger than 4.



Five times table - times the first number by ten and then half it. You can check if it's right because it should end in either a 0 or 5.



4 x 5 = 20 because 4 times 10 is 40 and half of 40 is 20.