Year 3 Times Tables Challenges

Date: 23rd Nov 2017 @ 10:41am

This week we have started multiplication. The expectation is that children already know their 2, 5 and 10 and that by the end of year 3 they should be able to quickly recall their 3, 4 and 8s. By the end of Year 4 they need to know all their times tables up to 12 x 12. Knowing times tables is vital as they are used in so many other areas of maths. 

In Year 3 we complete times tables challenges every Friday morning. The tests are timed so that it encourages the children to learn them off by heart rather than relying on counting up. They also include division facts as well as multiplication. The tests are as follows: 

Bronze: 2s, 5s and 10s 

Silver: 3s and 4s 

 Gold: 6s, 7s and 8s. 

Platinum: 9s, 11s and 12s

Diamond: 100 mixed questions 

There is no 'best' way to learn times tables as children all learn in different ways. Percy Parker is a series of songs available on ITunes. Times Tables Rockx is an app which has put times tables to familiar pop songs. A good app which children enjoy is 'Hit the Button' which also has addition and subtraction number facts. 

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