# Times tables

At some stage during your child's primary school years you are going to find yourself testing them on the times tables. It doesn't have to be a chore though.

In this section of the site you'll find lots of resources to make times tables learning fun, including times tables puzzles and games, interactive times tables worksheets, matching challenges, speed grids and quick quizzes. And you'll find even more fantastic times tables games and activities in our Times Tables Funpack and Times Tables Practice Book and our popular eBook I know my times tables.

If your child is due to take the Multiplication Tables Check in Year 4, we have the latest information about the test format and scoring.

There is even a Times Tables Learning Journey which you can work through with your child.

### Articles

Times tables: the best ways to learn
Each multiplication table has its own pattern and poses a different challenge to learners. Teacher and educational consultant John Bald offers practical strategies and ideas to help your child learn each times table and boost their confidence with multiplication.
Top times tables games
Help your children enjoy learning their times tables with a few easy games. Education writer Phoebe Doyle suggests five ideas for you to try.
Times tables: 10 things every parent needs to know
If you're a KS2 parent, chances are you'll spend more time than you ever thought possible looking for ways to help your child learn their times tables. Here are the ten things you should know before you get started.

### Tutorials

Learning the 2 times table tutorial
Can you count the spots on these ladybirds? You'll need to know your 2 times table so first our digital teacher will show you how.
Learning division facts for the 6 times table tutorial
Learning your division facts isn't difficult when you know how! Let our digital teacher show you a really easy way to learn. Then have a go at some cupcake challenges to see if you've mastered it!
Learning the 9 times table tutorial
There's a really easy trick to learning the 9 times table. Let our digital teacher demonstrate it to you, then have a go at answering these 9 times tables questions.

### Worksheets

2 times table number sentences
Your child will need to be a 2 times table whizz to complete these number sentences correctly. Can they race against the clock to work through this worksheet in record time?
7 times table quick quiz
How well do you know the 7 times table? Test yourself by colouring in the correct answer to the number sentences on this worksheet.
12 times table as repeated addition
Have your child visualise multiplication in a different way by breaking down the 12 times table into repeated addition
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## Times tables practice book

Make times tables revision easy by downloading our 90-page times tables practice book. It covers all the tables from 2 to 12 and offers quizzes, speed challenges and more to help your child master this vital area of primary maths. Practice makes perfect!

## Terrific Times Tables

Our Terrific Times Tables pack is full of ideas and tips to help your child learn – and even enjoy it! We share practical ideas for memorising all 12 sets, as well as tips to help make practice easy. Download your pack now to reinforce your child's learning with fun games and quizzes and print out achievement certificates to reward their effort.

## Times Tables Funpack

Need some fun strategies to help your child's times tables stick? Our Times Tables Funpack offers puzzles and games galore. There are fairground ducks to hook, safe codes to decipher, dominoes to play with and more. Your child will be so busy puzzle-solving, they won't even realise they're putting their tables into practice.

## Times Tables Learning Journey

The Times Table Learning Journey includes 56 colourful and fun worksheets and covers all the tables up to the 12 times table. So instead of getting your child to repeat each table over and over again, they could be playing a game of 6x table space bingo, take a 9x table quick quiz or try the 12x table matching challenge.

You can either start at the beginning with the 2x tables worksheets (even if your child has learned the early times tables, it can be useful to revise them from time to time), or you can go straight to the tables your child is currently learning.

The worksheets are presented in the same order that the times tables are taught at school and there are 5 different worksheets for each of the tables, so you can be sure that you've tackled each table thoroughly before you move on to the next one, and you can print the worksheets out as often as you need to make sure they haven't forgotten ones they've already learned.

## I know my times tables

By using the great techniques in this ebBook, within 30 days your child will not only know their times tables but will be SINGING them! I know my times tables has been developed exclusively for TheSchoolRun by deputy headteacher, Matt Revill, and writer of musicals and author, Bernadette Strachan.

Every child (and parent) should master the times tables and know them off by heart. Loads of us struggle to remember times tables no matter how old we are, but the tips, rhymes and strategies in Matt and Bernadette's book are a huge help towards helping your child memorise and understand the numbers and rules.

Children learn best when they are engaged and enjoying the activity they are doing. For that reason, I know my times tables gives them what they're looking for: terrific games and rhymes for each of the times tables! Games are a brilliant way to learn (and we've included the boards too) – they keep children interested, motivated and best of all, they want to learn because they want to play them.

## Year 4 times tables test

From 2020, all Y4 children in England will have their multiplication skills formally tested in the summer term.

We explain the format of the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) and have some online mock MTC practice tests to boost your child's confidence.