# Category Archives: Times Tables

## How To Find The Slope Of A Line

Much of science and economics is about the rate of change, often with time. This rate of change is the slope of a graph, spreadsheets make this easy to find. Children are taught the equation of a line at primary … Continue reading

## All Children Will Be Expected To Learn Times Tables By 11

Children must memorise times tables up to 12×12 by age 11, says UK education minister Nicky Morgan.  WRONG,  better to learn how to calculate times tables so you are never stuck. The problem with memorising times tables is to answer … Continue reading

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## One Way To Improve Maths Sats Results – Better Teaching

In 2009 Barton Hill Primary Bristol invited Richard Dunne to help improve maths teaching for year 6. Dispatches Kids Don’t Count recorded the results. Kids Don’t Count was aired in 2 parts in February 2010.  Here is part 2. The … Continue reading

## Learning Times Tables – How Folding A Tape Measure Can Help

There are many ways you can help your children learn times tables, folding a tape measure is one of them. In this post (and associated video) I use 3 × 5 = 15 as an example. Tape Measure Folded In … Continue reading

## Carol Vorderman On Sky News Thursday 24 January 2013

Sky News had an interview with Carol Vorderman today, 24 January 2013. A cynic might say it was free advertising for her latest product.  Yet she said something which made my ears prick up. What was it? Studies in US … Continue reading

## Learn 3 And 4 Times Tables Easily Using Your Fingers

Here’s a really simple way to help your children or grandchildren learn the 3 and 4 times tables using their fingers. The video explains it all but for those who don’t like videos. We count moving through numbers one at … Continue reading

## Higher Maths Anxiety – Is It Any Different From Fear And Anxiety

The Daily Mail today has a story about how maths CAN really make your head hurt, which reports on the rather more sober article in “Plos One” by Sian Beilock and Ian Lyons from University of Chicago. It seems to … Continue reading

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## Learning Times Tables – Rote Learning Understanding Or Do You Need Both

Recently in UK Nick Herbet, the schools minister, said pupils should learn their tables by rote at primary school. A few days later it was reported teaching children maths by making them learn times tables by rote could worsen exam … Continue reading

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## Summer Holidays Games and Maths

School summer holidays are a great time for children to play free from the routine of having to go to school every weekday. Some children drop back during the long break, whilst others do not.  A gap begins to open … Continue reading

## Times Tables – What Can You Do Once You’ve Learned Them

So What Can You Do Once You’ve Learned Your Times Tables? The first thing is to answer questions you get asked at school by your teacher or in SATs Next you’ve got a good start with division.  If you know … Continue reading

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