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what order are times tables taught??

(15 Posts)
simpson Mon 08-Aug-11 22:38:44

DS (5, 6 on 31st Aug) has just finished yr1 and is very keen on learning times tables.....

He already knows 2,5 & 10

Just wondering what is taught next.


stealthsquiggle Mon 08-Aug-11 22:42:16

not sure it really matters, but as far as I can remember - 3, 4 and 6 are next.

stealthsquiggle Mon 08-Aug-11 22:42:47

(but none until Y3, so he is well ahead of himself!)

Mousey84 Mon 08-Aug-11 22:47:53

DD learnt 2, 5, 10, 11, 3, 4.

simpson Mon 08-Aug-11 22:48:47

Stealth - would not bother tbh but he keeps asking/badgering iyswim.

<<odd child>>

Seems very into his maths unlike me grin blush

2kidsintow Mon 08-Aug-11 23:08:36

In the maths scheme my school use

y3 - 2,5,10
y4 - 4s (link to double, then double again), 3s, 6s, 9s (finger method too), 7s.
y5 all the rest.
y6 keep practicing to improve speed.

simpson Mon 08-Aug-11 23:16:50

thanks smile

Think they learn 2s and another one (I forget blush) in yr2 at DS's school...

Maybe its just an introduction to it for yr3 iyswim.

stealthsquiggle Mon 08-Aug-11 23:31:02

op - I found some fun "10 min maths" challenge books for similarly inclined DS - or there are some fun apps around nowadays. Maths keeness should definitely be encouraged, IMO, but tables are not the most interesting option (although clearly there is no reason not to do that too, if he wants to)

blackeyedsusan Mon 08-Aug-11 23:39:15

wow, he is very little isn't he? well done ds.

simpson Mon 08-Aug-11 23:39:26

Oh which apps???

I have just bought an android for myself which DS seems to have nicked grin

He likes playing hangman and checkers grin

mnistooaddictive Tue 09-Aug-11 02:37:24

Before moving on, make sure he knows and understands the division associated with each one I.e. If 2x3=6 then 6/3=2.

montymum Tue 09-Aug-11 08:01:20

I would teach 2,5,10,3,4,6,8,9,7 - although 9 has a nice pattern so lots learn it early on along with the 11. In our school we aim for every child to know their 1-10 times tables by the end of Year 4 so we do countig in 2,5 and 10 is year 1. Knowig your 2,5,10 times tables in and out of order in Year 2. 3,4,6 times tables in Year 3 and the rest in Year 4. Although my last year 2 class left knowing their 2,5,10,3,4 and 6's by heart (I teach the higher set of children), because like you DS they are keen to learn them.

iggly2 Tue 09-Aug-11 09:12:24

If he likes them he may want to learn them in order (2s and 10s probably easiest though to start with though). I do think if children like maths they often like order. Certainly make sure he understands division (sharing!).

teacherwith2kids Tue 09-Aug-11 10:00:22

We do
10, 2, 5, 4 (double 2 if he loves patterns then this one is easy), 3

From then on you can pretty much choose. if he liked 4s and saw the 'double twice' pattern easily, then 8s are the obvious next step. Or you can do 6s, which are double 3. Or 9s because they have a fun pattern and many children find them easy to learn. 7s are probably the hardest but if he knows all the rest then only 7x7 to learn by then.

My DS knew 10, 5, 2, 11 and 9 in Reception because he loved the patterns. The only others he actually 'learned' were 3 and some of 7, the rest he quickly derived from what he already knew.

simpson Tue 09-Aug-11 13:45:31

well he is adamant he wants to do 11s next...

Good tip on the division side of things smile

His mental maths is amazing and he is very good at doubling & then tripling numbers (quicker than me blush)

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