which times tables kids need to know for SATS KS1?

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which times tables kids need to know for SATS KS1?

I have not been able to find out which times tables children are expected to know by the end of KS1/for Sats 1. Is it just 2, 5 and 10 or the full lot to 12?

Daedalus's picture
Joined: 26/11/2009
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First, I'm not a teacher.

Then I think the answer is not easy.

I think, to get level 2b, children just need to know 2 and 10 times tables.

Then, to get 3c they need to know 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10.

And then I imagine 4c is knowing the lot to 12.

Of course, there are lots more maths stuff they need to know to get those levels, I'm just thinking about time tables.

I hope that is reassuring and explains why the teachers start with doubling and times 10 (and of course becasue they are 'easy') and why more capable children may have proceeded to 5 (half of ten), 4 (double doubling) and 3.

Fredd's picture
Joined: 26/11/2009
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The whole lot to twelve is approximately Y4/Y5 from what I can tell.  I agree with Daedy that basic KS1 is probably 2 and 10, maybe bits of the others.  But schools do tend to focus on ability in maths fairly early, so some chidlren will be pushed more and maybe cover 5s, 3s and maybe 4s while still in KS1.

Daedalus's picture
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Hmmm, okay, I'm going to change my answer and recommend 2, 5 and 10.

I'm going from this - http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/prima...

Now, that's not particularly clear but does include:
"patterns of multiples of 2, 5 and 10 explaining the patterns and using them to make predictions; recognise sequences, including odd and even numbers to 30 then beyond; recognise the relationship between halving and doubling"

"know multiplication facts for the x2 and x10 multiplication tables and derive corresponding division facts, know doubles of numbers to 10 and halves of even numbers to 20"

xxJaneyxx's picture
Joined: 25/07/2011
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Hello, Karine, I would also say 2, 5 and 10 x tables.

We have information and tips on learning times tables on the site and a little about what is needed for SATs here http://www.theschoolrun.com/what-your-child-learns-year-2-maths-english-...

Good luck to your child for the sats.

ElectronBlue's picture
Joined: 27/07/2011
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2, 5 and 10. However when I ws doing year 2 booster groups for the most able we did 3s and 4s as well, but like i say this was to stretch the brightest. Better a child who is solid in the 2, 5 and 10 x tables than a child who's done 3s and 4s but is a bit vague over all of them!

Christiesgal's picture
Joined: 29/07/2011
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Hello Karine, good luck to your child in their SATS. :)