Times Tables

The Multiplication Tables Check – what do you need to know?

The introduction of the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) means schools and teachers are looking for new ways to develop speed and recall of multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. What is expected of pupils? The incoming MTC is set to be administered online in timed conditions… Read More

Maths – Enrichment Games

Maths is fun to many anyway but you can make it even more fun and develop a deeper understanding of the processes involved by introducing more fun and practical activities. There are many ways to introduce fun activities and here, we share six of our favourites. Activity One: Function Steps… Read More

Maths – Multiplying and dividing

When I was young and first learning about multiplication, I was told to think of multiplication as ‘sets of’ items or numbers. Whilst this approach has lost a little of its appeal these days, the principle is useful in another way of doing division. Activity: Dividing Using Grids… Read More

Maths: Crosswords etc!

Maths Crossword activities: Used for years by teachers, all you have to do is print off a few square grids – choose 4 x 4 for the younger or less able pupils, up to 8 x 8 for the older and write the tables you want to test down one side and the multipliers in a mixed order across the top. It’s a great filler or as a homework challenge, especially if you ask the pupils to time themselves. Read More