In the last post, we looked at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We are now going to look at how children can apply this skill to help them with other mental maths questions which will arise in the arithmetic test and during grid method for multiplication.
Children may experience the ‘Summer Slide’ over the six week break where some of the knowledge and skills they have previously learnt are forgotten by the time they go back to school in September. Here are some ideas to help prevent this from happening and prepare them for the new school year:
Times tables play an important part in Numeracy. They are needed across the Numeracy curriculum from fractions to chunking, to multiplication and beyond. I’ve seen children who are confident with a method, for example chunking, but have got the wrong answer simply because they do not know their tables. Helping children to feel secure with their times tables can really help to increase confidence in Numeracy.