Knowing times tables (and their associated division facts) is an essential building block in maths, supporting mathematical learning and understanding. Those learners who have a strong grasp of them tend to be more self-assured when learning new concepts.
At Mangotsfield, we use quality-first teaching of times tables, provide consistent recall opportunities and use Times Table Rockstars to ensure familiarity and proficiency throughout.
According to the new National Curriculum 2014 the expectation of times tables in each Year Group is as follows:
- Year 2: 2x, 5x, 10x
- Year 3: 3x, 4x, 8x
- Year 4: All x and ÷ facts (12x12)
All learners have a TT Rockstars username and password that can be accessed at home. Throughout Y3 and Y4, we provide 3 times tables facts a week to be learned as part of home learning to ensure careful progression and opportunity for revisiting.
In addition to this, we have provided a suite of simple, targeted times tables tests below that can be accessed from home. These recall activities can be randomised to use as frequently as required. Once open, press f9 to randomise the questions.
Number bonds are an indispensable part of learning fundamental mental maths concepts linked to the 4 main operations. Below are a set of 3 learning support tools for number bonds to 100. Once open, press f9 to randomise the questions; this will provide opportunity for weekly use from home.
Fractions help our learners understand the nature of numbers and their interactions, for example the meaning of division.
Below are 2 learning support tools for fractions of amounts using both unit and non-unit fractions. These are reusable through their randomising feature: once open, press f9 to randomise the questions; this will provide opportunity for weekly use from home.
Below are learning support tools for multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000; percentages; negative numbers; and Roman numerals. All can be randomised by pressing f9 once open. This allows for opportunity to use weekly at home.