What are the best ways to teach Number Facts?

Students need a way to help them remember their multiplication number facts. Teachers need a way to teach these facts without it taking all day to do it. The curriculum isn’t what it was in 1911; in 2011 we have to fit an awful lot more into the day. Students’ expectations aren’t the same either; they expect to be able to use the latest technology in their leisure activities and in their learning, and want to know that what they learn in class is going to be useful.

2x Table on Chalkboard

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Number Facts Strategies to the rescue! The recommended strategies in the next two podcast episodes will assist the busy teacher to systematically teach multiplication number facts in a way that makes sense to students, by helping them to concentrate on characteristics of the numbers they are learning about.





In order to keep the podcast length to around 10 minutes, this treatment of the number fact strategies is split over two episodes of the podcast:

Episode 6
Episode 7
2x - doubles 9x - think of ten less one
10x & 5x - place value 6x - double 3x or build from 5x
3x - double plus one more 8x - double double double
4x - double double 7x - build from known facts
0x, 11x & squares - special cases 12x - multiples of ten + two

Part I: 10 Minutes a Day: Times Tables Worksheets

Download FREE eBook to teach Multiplication Times Tables

You may like to check out the eBook "Part I: 10 Minutes a Day: Times Tables Worksheets". This eBook contains all the pages you need to teach the first 4 weeks of our system for teaching number facts, following the above sequence of strategies. To access the book and receive the download link by return email, simply enter your first name and email address in the form on the right of this page.

Alternatively, visit our store to see our full range of "10 Minutes a Day" eBooks, to teach all four operations in just 10 minutes per day.


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