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.