Year 4
Arithmetic

Times tables

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How to learn your times tables

To: learn your times tables you need to practice, practice then practice some more.

Resources: for physically multiplying numbers together could include: an abacus, a 100 square, Cuisinaire rods, Numicon, Base 10 or simply use cubes or counters.

Generalisations:

• any number (m) multiplied by 1 is the same as the number you started with (m x 1 = m).

• any number (m) multiplied by another number (n) is the same as (n) lots of (m ), examples: (2 x 7) = (7 + 7), (5 x 4) = (5 + 5 + 5 +5).
• any number (m) multiplied by another number (n) can be re-written using the commutative law for multiplication (m x n) = (n x m), examples: (2 x 7) = (7 x 2) and (5 x 4) = (4 x  5).

 Government guidelines (Year 4)       Pupils should be taught to: recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12 use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations   © Crown copyright 2013

Times tables worksheets - Year 4 Primary maths resources, activities and worksheets