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Help your child enjoy maths by following this Times Table guide
Your child's Times Tables knowledge is very important. Much of the maths they will do in the years to come will rely on it. Learning the Times Tables is usually the first big memory challenge your child will face, however parents are often unaware of the effective ways they can help. Ineffective approaches to learning the Times Table is why children's skill level is often lower than it needs to be. This prevents many children enjoying maths and succeeding in it. We created this guide to make it easier for parents to help their children and avoid common mistakes. At school, children enjoy what they are good at, so helping them learn their Times tables well will really make a big difference to them. Don't worry, you don't even need to know the Times Tables yourself to help your child succeed!
When is your child ready to learn their Times Tables?We say the earlier the better, as long as they have some basic skills (more on that below). Starting early gives your child a big advantage of having a long time to develop a high skill level at a pace that suits them. We all know young children are very good at learning things by heart  consider how easily they learn (and enjoy) nursery rhymes. There's no need to wait for school to start teaching them. Typically, schools teach the Times Tables over the period from age 8 to age 10. However, many children are ready to start learning their Times Tables much earlier than that, as early as age 6 or 7. These are the skills your child should have before learning their Times Tables (you can build these skills with daily practice with just few minutes each day) 
Once they are confident with these skills, they are ready to learn their Times Tables.
Our '3 Step Approach' to learning the Times TablesWithout guideance, parents often make the mistake of leaving out steps 1 and 3 
Understand all the concepts required
Isn't it always boring learning something you don't really understand or see the point of? Using objects you can show your child what multiplication 'looks like'. Using objects makes learning 'active' and so more memorable, fun and easier! Watch these videos and repeat what you see with your child 
"Multiplication" is just repeated additionThe best way to demonstrate this is with similar objects such as wrapped sweets. Watch this video and do the same with your child 
In this video  First explain to your child the idea of repeated addition  that's what multiplication is. Use the phrase "lots of", for example "2 lots of 3" and "3 lots of 3". Use this video to show you how to explain to your child what one number times another number actually looks like. [Video 1  1 lot of 2, 2 lots of 2, 3 lots of 2  next add up what each gives] [Video 2  explain that in stead of "lots of" we can say "times". It means adding up the same number a number times. ] Repeat this daily for upto about 15 minutes, until your child can demonstate they understand. [Video 3  Ask child to show what 3 x 4 etc looks like] "Times" "2x3 = 3x2" Helping your child enjoy maths  is a valuable gift you can give your child.
Learn the Times Tables
Get your FREE Times Tables booklet for your child to learn fromfor a FREE copy of our booklet 'The Times Table from 2 to 12'. It includes a 'Times Table Grid' and some very useful notes. If you need a FREE PDF Reader to view it, you can install it from here. Once you have printed the booklet, ask your child to write their name in the space on the front. Let them them decorate the front page if they would like to. Since your child will be using this booklet over a long period, it's a good idea to put it into plastic sleeve folder like this. If want, you can print parts of the booklet, click any link below 
How to learn the Times TablesWe've split the Times Tables into three groups of difficulty. Follow the instructions below to help your child master each of their Times Tables 
Group 1: "The Easier Ones" (2, 5, 10)
Tips for Learning the 2 Times Table
As a warm up, ask your child to count in 2's from 2 to 24. It's really worth while using the above wording as it's a lot less wordy than saying "one times two is two" and it also reminds your child that multiplication is just repeated addition. Now say them together with your child. You could do this using the printed Times Table with your finger as a guide, or, you could face eachother at the same level. After doing this a few times, your child will begin to say them themselves. At this point encourage them to say it without looking at their printed Times Tables. When they get stuck they should then look at the printed Times Tables as a reminder. Aim to get your child used to practicing their Times Tables by themselves. Stay within earshot so you can tell if they are practicing properly and step in if needed. Provide encouragement by offering to them a small reward (like TV time) when they put in a good effort. Remember to get them to practice in a quiet place away from distractions and at a time when they are alert. If they have problems concentrating you could practice with them or take a break and try again later. If your child is full of energy at bedtime this is a good way to use this energy constructively. If they simply are trying to avoid learning, CLICK HERE for our article for our article on smart discipline. [video clip  showing print out, ]
Learning the 5 Times TableFollow the same method shown above above for the 5 Times Tables.
Learning the 10 Times TableFollow the same method shown above above for the 10 Times Tables. Remind your child that when multiplying any number by 10, just put a 0 on the right side of the number. You can show your child this using a pen a paper.
Group 2: Difficulty:Medium (2, 5, 10)
Learning the 2 Times Table
As a warm up, ask your child to count in 2's from 2 to 24. Which Times Tables to learn2 to 10, or 2 to 12
Important tips on how to learn the Times TablesSee spreadsheet, get active. Xref with ESL page / word doc. Xref online. Practice daily.
Effective practice is the key to confident Times Tables learningXXXX Long term to short term Record parents email. Page emails parent score and time  to keep track of score  record scores in a chart ? Time How long taken?
Interactive Times Tables practiceemail parents with results track results ? http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/index.html Practice using the Times TablesThis step is really important because your child needs to do more than recite their Times Tables to solve maths qustions. They need to use their Times tables knowledge in two ways  They need to be able to quickly say the answer of any multiplication. They need to do this without having to go through the times tables to get to the answer they need. To solve a division of two numbers
Times Tables Practice ToolApplying Times Tables skills to solve word based questionsRestaurant / X ref GCSE qestions / KS2 / 11 Plus / Have hints ?  rand q with numbers that are also rand
Active learning: Practical ways to practice Times TablesXXXX
Times Tables Tricks9 times tables trick etc [video]
Times Table learning pitfalls to avoid
Developing your child's memory and concentrationMOVE TO OWN ARTICLE AND link to it! The mind is like a muscle, it needs exercise to become stronger. Children need to be able to concentrate and remember well to effectively learn their Times Tables. There are games you can play to build these like turnandmatch cards, draughts and chess. Make your next shopping trip a memory workout by having a go at remember your list together. DIAGRAM of MEMORY, CONCENTRATION, DISCIPLINE, MOTIVATION, LEARNING IS FAMILY PRIORITY,
Fun games to help learn the Times TablesXref 'Times Table Snap' develop for Amazon !!! They have to find ways to use their Times tables when out and about eg ???  need 5 points to win a small prize. Children love Mobile Phones  here are some that we recommend Fact to learn: Anything times 0 is 0
Helping a child with learning difficulties learn the Times TablesRef book 'Dyscalculia Book'.
Times Tables mastered? Now help them conquer Mental MathsOur books.
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