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Jinty64 Sat 25-May-13 15:18:53

Two times table.

Do we say: - one two is two, two twos are four, three twos are six etc


Do we say: - two ones are two, two twos are four, two threes are six etc.

Just want to get it right.

emacp Sat 25-May-13 15:23:03

it is the two times tables so you say:
2 ones are 2
2 twos are 4
2 threes are 6 etc

just as for the 3 times all begin with 3
for the 4 times all begin with 4
for the 5 times all begin with 5 etc

are we seeing a pattern here?

hope this helps

ilovepowerhoop Sat 25-May-13 15:23:57

we do it the second way. I am not a teacher but went to school in Scotland and have 2 children at school here too.

LindyHemming Sat 25-May-13 15:25:03

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ilovepowerhoop Sat 25-May-13 15:25:55

dh was taught the other way at school in England. We have a times table poster and it says on it that it is the Scottish version so I gather the English version shows them the other way.

bettycoast Sat 25-May-13 15:26:30

You can even google "scottish times tables" and it comes up the "right" way as emcap says.

My children are bi-lingual in their times tables <<preen>>

Jinty64 Sat 25-May-13 16:42:22

That's great, thank you. Ds (P2) is interested and will be starting this term so I am "talking" about it. I wanted to get it right.

Just out of interest is this about the usual time to start times tables (final term P2)

LindyHemming Sat 25-May-13 16:46:57

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sweetkitty Sat 25-May-13 16:53:02

Mine started the times tables proper in P3 we say

Two nothings are nothing
Two ones are two
Two twos are four
Two threes are six

I didn't know there was another way grinwink

sjuperyoni Sat 25-May-13 16:53:52

You've caused a mass debate here hmm i, dp and our dc pkus dsis, her fp and dc say one 2 is 2 two twos are four... my dsis is confudled you'd even bring two 1s into it as they aren't twos - they make two but are not twos therefore don't count.

all scottish, schooled in scotland with dcs being schooled in scotland.

LindyHemming Sat 25-May-13 16:54:40

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WeAllHaveWings Sat 25-May-13 17:14:21

ds started learning the basics of multiplication in P2 but didn't start reciting tables until P3

Jinty64 Sat 25-May-13 17:21:31

sjuperyoni this is why I posted as I was told it was done one way in England and the other in Scotland but no one seemed to know which way was which. I have two older ds's but asking them was as good as useless.

Euphemia we got an A4 typed sheet home a couple of weeks ago telling us what they would be covering this term and it said "learning two times table for some". Ds is in the top maths group so I took that to mean him. He has just done counting in 2's, 5's and 10's so I think that will be right.

sjuperyoni Sat 25-May-13 17:23:47

My heads burst with this confused i'm right grin

LindyHemming Sat 25-May-13 17:26:44

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Jinty64 Sat 25-May-13 18:58:41

I'm good with reading and writing but not sure about maths. When my other ds's were younger the school held a maths evening with different tables for each year. It was great and easy to follow. I have suggested a couple of times that something similar would be good but I don't suppose they have the time to arrange it.

I would love to know more about what they are learning.

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