After you learn this activity it's a good idea to come back many times to test yourself. You will learn a lot of other maths more easily if you know all your Times Tables quickly. ## Preparation- Print this Times Tables Chart. (You have never seen one like this before.)
- Two long, thin sticks such as straws, skewers or pencils.
You will be putting them across the picture on the chart. - One calculator (there's one on your phone)
- One pack of playing cards.
- Write the title of this challenge and today's date on a fresh page in your maths journal.
## Learning The Language
## Going BackwardsI have six (6) blue plugs. There are four (4) ways to arrange them in equal rows.- Draw the four ways and write their stories like the ones above.
- Draw the three ways and write their stories like the ones above.
- Draw the two ways and write their stories like the ones above.
- Draw all the ways to arrange them in equal rows and write their stories.
## Using The Chart
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Your Turn - You have found the 3 times and the 10 times. Explore with two pieces of paper to find the 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 times tables.
Have fun Exploring Times Tables.
## Ask Me Any Times Table
## Playing The Game With CardsYou can playAsk Me Any Times Table with a pack of cards.
- Leave the Royal cards in the pack and take out all the others.
- Sort them into four suits Ace through to 10.
- Put the red suits into one pile and shuffle them.
- Do the same with the black suits.
- Put the two piles face down in front of you.
*Predict*the number of plugs inside the fence. (*I think the answer is ...*)- Build the fence.
- Say the answer.
- Explain how you know and check it another way.
- Check your answer with the calculator.
- Record in your journal.
- Start again.
One of you has the red pile and one has the black. You both turn over a top card and take turns to predict, build, say and check.
- Print this Times Tables Learner as two separate pages.
- Write your name in the space at the top.
- You are going to keep this page until you know all your Times Tables.
- It starts with the ones you already know.
- Follow the instructions on Page 1.
- Page 2 helps you find the answers and has some extra challenges for fun.
- You only need to remember three (3) new ones each week.
- You will need someone to test you.
you can make the time to do it.
## Just Before You FinishIn your journal:- Explain why you think it helps a mathematician to know their times tables.
- Keep a record of the times tables you are sure off and the ones you still want to learn.
## Answers & DiscussionThese notes were originally written for teachers. They have been shared from the Members section of Calculating Changes, which is a division of Mathematics Centre.
- Times Tables Torture is a very scary, fun game you play with a partner.
It helps you remember your times tables, especially the ones that are hard for you. - In Rows, Rectangles & Multiplication you learn how answering your times tables in a flash can make it easy to do really big multiplications.
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