Multiplication and Division

These games are brilliant for multiplication and division:

The New National Curriculum documents relevant to multiplication and division can be found here.

Songs for each times table can be found below.

This is a great link to a method of using your fingers for the 6,7,8 and 9 times table - it's tricky and is a 2 step solution but can work for some children who will never be able to get that quick recall!

Times Tables:

Don't forget the pattern of the units in the times tables will really help you:

4's looking at the units you will notice that there is a pattern - 4, 8, 2, 6, 0 - this is repeated, this means that if you are not quite sure what the next number is in the 4's you can take a guess by just remembering the pattern!

5's the pattern is 5,0

6's the pattern is 6,2,8,4,0

7's -there is no pattern that's why they are so hard to learn

8's the pattern is 8,6,4,2,0

9's the digits always add up to 9 e.g.9, 18 (1+8=9), 27 (2+7=9)

10's always end in 0

Rhymes:

There are also some rhymes that you can remember to help you with the 4 difficult ones!

7x7=49

Wakey, wakey rise and shine seven sevens are 49

8x8=64

I ate and ate and was sick on the floor

eight eights are 64

7x8=56 and 8x7 = 56

write the digits in the correct order e.g. 5678 then add the symbols 56=7x8

Tarsia Games

These are great games made with free software from tarsia, click on the link to access.