Knowledge of the Times Tables is a basic Maths skill, essential throughout all years of school and in adult life. Mastering these numbers can save your child huge amounts of time and brain-power in exams, and help them become more money-savvy as an adult!
Visuals to help remember numbers
As well as the traditional methods of learning Times Tables, e.g. learning by rote, songs, counting on fingers, one of the tools that can help with learning the Times Tables is a Multiplication Chart.
A Multiplication Chart is a handy visual representation of the entire Times Tables, and is a great way for children to see number patterns and repetitions.
Some children can find a Multiplication Chart rather dull and difficult to decipher, so here at Table Fables we have made our own version, designed to be more fun and easier to digest as humans can process visual information 60,000 times faster than words or numbers!
Please do print off this Multiplication Chart and stick it on your fridge or wall. As you can see, we use characters instead of numbers. Using funny characters and silly stories is our tried and tested formula to help children remember their Times Tables quickly and happily!
Explore our Table Fables website to see how we use this technique throughout the entire Multiplication and Division learning journey.
Table Fables teaches children Maths in a fun and engaging way with loads of great rewards, incentives and interactive games to keep them wanting to learn.
Having a solid grasp of the multiplication table is essential to perform nearly any other mathematical problem. If children don't know their Multiplication Chart then division, fractions, algebra, long division and most of the science subjects are near impossible for students to understand and master.
When to start learning the Multiplication Chart?
Children normally start learning their Multiplications at school when they are 6 or 7 years old but some children can start earlier if they are intrigued by mathematics. Table Fables helps young children learn their basic maths facts using visuals and humour so learning their multiplications and division is as easy as pie and never boring!
Why do some children think they are bad at maths?
Good at maths: Children who think they are good at maths from a young age continue to believe they are good at maths in high school and adult life. Why do they think they are good at maths? Scientists believe it's because their parents prepared and helped them learn their addition, multiplication and division so were always good at maths tests so continued to work hard in those areas. They are not naturally more intelligent.
Bad at maths: Children who believe they are bad mathematicians weren't as prepared by their parents in the basic maths principles so didn't perform as well in primary school maths lessons as those that had been prepared. This then becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy that they are bad at maths! Which science, as proven clearly, isn't the case!
The theory that maths ability is mostly genetic is a myth that has been kept alive unnecessarily. Academic journals are full of research papers proving that children can learn maths if presented in a different way and more importantly children believe that they can learn maths and it's not a genetic predisposition.
Would more children and especially girls go into science subjects if taught in a different way?
We believe the basic answer is yes. If maths and science subjects were presented in a more fun, engaging way using stories, animation and narrative then science subjects would become accessible to all students.
Prepare your children in the basic maths principles and they will believe they are a genius at maths.
Good Luck with learning the Multiplication Chart and please contact us if you need any help or assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org