Times Tables KEY to good math

Mastering instant recall of the Multiplication Table is KEY to math as the building block for division, fractions, algebra, long multiplication, percentages etc.

Research by Ofsted, the schools watchdog, concluded:

pupils without instant recall of the multiplication table struggle in math”.

Many low-attaining secondary pupils struggle with instant recall of tables“.

Lack of fluency with multiplication tables is a significant impediment to fluency with multiplication and division“.

It is really important that children have the tools of arithmetic at their finger tips.” “Without that it is like sending a plumber out to do a job without knowing how to use a spanner“. (Jean Humphrys, Ofsted’s education director)

 

 

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