Times Tables Practice 1 Ann Montague-Smith
Knowing the times tables is vital to success in maths. Times Tables Practice gives children extensive practice in all the times tables relevant to their age group, providing enjoyable activities with attractive illustrations that will hold their attention throughout. All the activities have been devised to support the National Curriculum. Times Tables Practice 1 covers the x2, x3, x4, x5 and x10 times tables. The activities are structured in sections that look separately at different tables. Each section encourages children to: practise counting; build the multiplication table; memorise and manipulate number facts; improve their rapid recall skills; derive related division facts. Many exercises in the book include notes highlighting useful rules that will help children to remember their tables. Children are also prompted to use known facts learned earlier in the book to help them tackle more challenging multiplication and division questions. Once they have mastered each table, problem-solving pages incorporating everyday themes, including money, encourage them to apply their new-found skills to real-life situations. The book ends with number problems, 'What I know' and multiplication table pages designed to reinforce learning and build confidence, preparing children for classroom testing.