We believe it is key to success in maths for children to have speed recall of times tables facts: these underpin many other mathematical concepts and give children confidence.
See below to access the full range of times tables tests we use at Hanwell Fields – you will notice the variation in our new-style of test that creates deep thinkers – our children are given the opportunity to make links between known facts and those they have not committed to long-term memory. Fluent mathematicians are able to apply times table knowledge in a range of contexts.
In school we give the children 4 minutes, but any practice at home will benefit, because as children achieve accuracy, they move on to the next challenge. Research about how we learn best has proven that learning a little and often is key to deep learning.