Times table fingers!

The government suggest that by the age of 8 most children should know all of their times tables. Children need lots of practice, it is an essential skill that will help them in all areas of maths and in their lives. Today we were looking at the 4 times table. L-R volunteered to have her fingers written on. This way, she can test herself during the day and play games with other children. She can either look, or fold down her fingers and check after she has said her answer.

Children need to recognise that mulitiplication is repeated addition; 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 16 is the same as 4 x 4 = 16. Having arrays of objects can help too for example; 4 rows of 4 = 16.

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Times table fingers


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