How should we teach the advanced Number Facts?

Number Facts

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See the previous episode of the podcast for the first five strategies for teaching multiplication number facts. This episode deals with the more difficult facts, up to 12×12. If the recommended sequence is followed, as students progress through the facts, they have fewer and fewer to learn, since many will have been covered in previous sets. For example, when learning the 6x number facts in this system, students have already learned these facts, and so only have to revise them:

 

 

 

  • 2×6
  • 10×6
  • 5×6
  • 3×6
  • 4×6
  • 0x6
  • 11×6
  • 6×6

The recommended strategies in this and the previous 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

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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.

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