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Times Tables

It is vital that children can grasp and master arithmetic and are fluent in calculation while they are at primary school. Multiplication is an important foundation for learning different aspects of mathematics such as division, algebra, long multiplication, and even fractions so learning times tables is a necessity. 
Pupils who don’t have a solid grasp of the times tables may find these other areas much harder to understand.

Our aim is that all St Agatha’s children have learnt the multiplication tables by heart before they leave.

Times Tables Challenge

Spring 2017
The challenge:
The children are going to take part in a times tables adventure! During the week beginning 6th March they are going to be tested on their times tables knowledge. Every question they answer correctly will mean their house will travel a distance of 1km. The more questions they answer correctly the more kilometres they will earn for their house. The house that is able to travel the furthest across the globe will win the Mathematics Cup.

Good luck!!

Autumn 2016
The challenge:
As you know, in school we use different games, websites, activities and resources to make our learning fun. All of these things can help us to practise what we have already learnt and to help us to develop our understanding further. This term, we challenge you to create a resource to help us learn times tables. This could be a game, a quiz, a poster or even a piece of equipment that cold help someone learn one particular table or to practise many different tables.

You can use any resources you like: this could be a great opportunity to use your ICT skills. Your resource can be for any age group in our school. If you design it for children in your own year group perhaps your teacher might be able to use it in class.   

Entries should be returned to school on Wednesday 12th or Thursday 13th October. Your class teacher will let you bring them down to Pelicans Class. All children who enter will receive a certificate and points for their house. The house with the most entries will be awarded the Maths Cup in assembly. Hopefully you will also see some of theses marvellous Maths resources being used in our classrooms.

Good Luck - may the best house win!

Winter 2015
The challenge:
Combine your English and your Maths skills to create a times tables poem. It could be based upon one particular table, multiplication facts that are difficult to learn or anything else multiplication related. Let your imagination run wild! You can write your poem by hand or on a computer. It can be long or short, rhyming or non-rhyming, funny or serious. All returned entries will win a point for your house or class. The house with the most entries will win the mathematics cup. The KS1 class with the most points will be the new guardians of Times Tables Ted.

Please take a look at some of the great entries we received:

1 x Table Poem
Natasha – Y1

1 x 1 = 1        I like everyone.
1 x 2 = 2        You are blue.
1 x 3 = 3        He likes me.
1 x 4 = 4        I snore!
1 x 5 = 5        Daddy likes to drive.
1 x 6 = 6        I like tricks.
1 x 7 = 7        We are eleven.
1 x 8 = 8        You are late.
1 x 9 = 9        I am fine.
1 x 10 = 10    I have a new pen  

9 X Table Poem
Will – Y2

If you are not able,
To do your nine times table,
Just remember each answer adds
up to nine,
Then you’ll be fine.
This is actually called the digit
So remember that and then
you’ve won!


Times Table Limerick
Helena – Y2

There was a young girl called Mabel,
Who loved to learn her ten times table.
She studied every night,
To be very bright,
So her name would go down in a fable.

The Wonderful Six Times Table
Connie – Y4

1 x 6 is easy to do. It is six, you try too.
2 x 6 is fantastic to try. Once you know
it’s twelve time’s gone by.
3 x 6 is a sum that’s cool. As soon as
you know eighteen then you will rule.
4 x 6 is twenty four. You’ll work it out
and then want more.
5 x 6 is thirty, ooooooooo! It’s a spooky
sum that might shout boo!
6 x 6 is thirty six. Don’t worry it’s simple,
you won’t get in a fix.
7 x 6 is a difficult sum. Think of forty two
and then the question’s done.
8 x 6 is forty eight. You’d rather recite it
than play with a mate.
9 x 6 is a ferocious beast. If you don’t get
fifty four it will eat you for a feast.
10 x 6 is sixty, whoa! We are already
here, no going slow.
11 x 6 is easy peasy. You will know the answer, sixty six, before you go queasy.
12 x 6 is seventy two. Now you know
your six times table you can join in too!

The 2 x Table
Emily – Y4

1 x 2 = 2    That’s quite easy for you.
2 x 2 = 4    Do you think you can do some more?
3 x 2 = 6    Would you like some of my Twix?
4 x 2 = 8    Put some grapes on a plate.
5 x 2 = 10   Now let’s write with a pen.
6 x 2 = 12   Why not do it yourself?
7 x 2 = 14   Oh, don’t be so mean.
8 x 2 =16   Don’t get caught in my slip stream.
9 x 2 = 18   Now let’s play with delightful Dean.
10 x 2 = 20   Oh, I think that’s plenty!

Seven Times Table Poem
Anna & Emily – Y6

If you wanna know your seven times tables,
This is a poem to get your brain goin’
Seven times tables are easy to know,
It gets your brain not saying no!
One times seven is easy to learn, It’s just one lot of seven and makes you yearn.
Two times seven is easily taught, It’s only fourteen, that’s a great thought.
Three times seven is twenty one, You don’t  have to think because your brain has won.
Four times seven is twenty eight,
Knowing this will bring good fate.
Five times seven is thirty five,
It will make you feel so alive.
Six times seven is forty two,
You’re gonna  learn this poem too.
Seven times seven is forty nine,
It sounds like you are doing just fine.
Eight times seven is fifty six,
This one might get your brain in a mix!
Nine times seven is sixty three,
This poem will make it difficulty free.
Ten times seven is seventy,
It is definitely  not sixty three!
Eleven times seven is seventy seven,
These tables should now be heavenly heaven.
Twelve times seven is eighty four,
Now let’s hope you’ve got a high score.
Do you think you’ve got your seven times table?
Give it a go and then you’ll know!