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mrsnewfie Mon 05-May-14 20:32:40

Just out of interest, what is the time scale for learning times tables in primary school?

I'm a secondary school teacher but have a child in year 2. Looking for someone in the know!

catchingzzzzeds Mon 05-May-14 20:50:38

My DS is in yr 3 and we recently received a letter explaining that the children are expected to know all their times tables by the end of yr 4.

Goblinchild Mon 05-May-14 21:17:10

That's the expectation in the new NC, and up to 12x.
It used to be 2, 5 and 10 for Y2; 3, 4, 6 for Y4 and all by Y5. Including inverse operations and applying the knowledge of tables to solve other calculations and problems.

mrsnewfie Mon 05-May-14 22:27:26

This is helpful. Thanks so much. X

SpeedwellBlue Wed 07-May-14 23:32:18

What has worked well for my daughter is 2, 5 and 10 - Year 2. 3, 4 and 6 - Year 3.
7, 8 and 9 - Year 4.

Will do the same with dd2 unless told otherwise by the school

negrilbaby Mon 12-May-14 22:32:16

My DS is in year 1 and they are working on 2, 5 and 10. His teacher is very keen on emphasising there is no time limit to get them learned.
As a secondary maths teacher I wish they would try to get them learned as soon as able. We still have so many kids coming through that are not secure - and it has a real knock-on effect.

ipadquietly Tue 13-May-14 17:50:56

Of my Y2 class (top set!), all know their 2x, 5x, 10x and 11x, most know their 3x, some know their 4x and 9x and a couple are learning their 6x!

The earlier, the better!

TAMumof3 Wed 14-May-14 22:44:45

lots of y2's start y3 thinking they know 2,5,10,3 and 4 times tables.
very few actually do.
they can count-up in 5's but can't answer the question what is 7 times 5 in less than 2 seconds (the guideline target in the Sep 2014 new maths cirriculum). virtualy none can divide at speed.

ipadquietly Thu 15-May-14 22:15:22

We recite times tables.
Counting up in 5s, etc is knowing a number sequence, not a times table.
We are working on instant recall of the 2x, 5x and 10x.

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