Children could be required to learn and know their times tables and division facts by age 9, amid new plans to tighten up the productivity of the Nation Curriculum, it is claimed in an article in The Telegraph today.
My daughter is nine, and confident with her 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 11, times tables. She is not a wizz at numeracy but thoroughly enjoys it. Forced to reflect, I've concluded that with minimal extra effort she would, by now, be unruffled by the remaining times tables. It seems a reasonable request to make and one that would be hugely beneficial to all children in numerous ways.
The Multiplication.com website has brilliant ideas and fresh approaches for teaching children times tables. What methods do you use that have proved successful?