"Knowing the times tables fluently helps children to develop their learning in maths because they can take that knowledge for granted, which frees up cognitive space for them to learn new mathematical ideas and apply maths to solve problems.” (Jo Boaler)
At Byfleet Primary School, we offer children in Y2-6 the opportunity to join an exclusive club called ‘The 144 Club’. To be a part of the 144 Club, children need to prove that they know their times tables. Once a week, children will complete a times table grid of jumbled up multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. To join the club and gain their first badge, the children will need to complete the challenge in under 6 minutes. There are 8 different levels from Bronze to Platinum+.
Check the POSTER below to see the requirements for each of the eight awards.
They key to successfully completing this challenge is practise, practise, practise! With practise will come quick recall. Successful children will be celebrated in our achievement assembly.
Tips for helping your child to learn their times tables:
- Regular practise (at least 3 times a week)
- Chant / sing songs
- Stick up a chart
- Play games
- Squeebles Multiplication trainer
- Maths Practice
- Splash Maths 7-9
- Splash Maths 8-10