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.
Inverse operations are opposite operations – one reverses the effect of the other. In primary maths we talk about the inverse to explain how addition and subtraction are linked and how multiplication and division are linked. Teacher Alice Hart offers examples of how and when your child will be asked to use the inverse operation in school, and practical ways to help them understand the concept.
Get a sense of your child's progress in maths, and the areas they might need extra practice in, with our Year 3 Maths Progress checks. Three tests, each tailored to one of the school terms, are included, as well as answers to help you mark your child's work and identify any tricky topics.
Keep your child's numeracy learning on track with the Year 3 Maths Booster pack. Partitioning practice, timed challenges and problem-solving – there's a different activity to help practise everything they've learnt in school in the first year of KS2 and help them relate maths to everyday life.
Over the course of the school year, the Year 3 Maths Learning Journey will cover all the key topics in the curriculum. By following the programme of two worksheets a week, you’ll quickly be able to spot any topics that your child hasn't fully grasped and reinforce learning that is happening in the classroom at home. Your child will feel more confident in their own abilities and you’ll know you are giving your child the very best chance of succeeding in school.
Help support your child's maths learning at home with a practical, targeted eBook. Multiplication topics covered include times tables, arrays, multiplication as repeated addition, worded problems, the grid method, partitioning, the long multiplication method and multiplying decimal numbers. As well as parents' notes on the theory your multiplication eBook contains lots of practical activities and games to help your child practise what they're learning at home.