Please practise your times tables for 5-10 minutes every day. You'll be astonished at the progress you'll make and how much it'll help you to improve in all areas of maths. So much of the Year 6 maths curriculum depends on you knowing your number facts: fractions, algebra, ratio, proportion and problem solving just to name a few!
The principles behind this system are explained in the document below. In order to practise these facts, children complete the 21 (or 36) Number Facts chart regularly at school. This chart is available to print as a PDF from this class page so children can practise at home, preferably on a daily basis. It is not a “race” to finish it as quickly as possible. Children should be encouraged to “say in their heads” every number fact they are completing so that this learning is embedded. For instance, “seven times eight equals fifty six”, rather than simply writing an answer.
At the start of Year 5, the expectation is that most children should be on or past Championship. As the children progress past the Olympic test, we will provide them with tests that contain more challenging multiples and divisors including larger number and decimals.
The test papers will change regularly as they are randomly generated. We will be testing the children weekly using the following site: http://www.timestables.me.uk/printable-pdf-quiz-generator.htm
Children will have 4 minutes to complete the test and will need to complete each level twice to move on.
Please select the following options for the times tables to test:
(a) Both options (times by and divide by) for type of questions to test.
(b) Number of questions to choose for each test in brackets.
Finalist (24): 2, 5, 10 times tables
Bronze (30): 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 times tables
Silver (30): 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 times tables
Gold (36): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 times tables
Championship (60): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 times tables
Olympic (95): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 times tables
Once children have completed the Olympic test, we have some additional tests that focus on multiplying and dividing using teen numbers and decimals.