Posted by Peter on 7th October 2008

Maths worksheet: 2 times table

2x table maths worksheets from mathsblog.co.uk

The 2 times table is usually the first that is learnt by children, usually after a lot of practice with doubling small numbers. There is a danger when only using the two times table that children think of multiplying only as ‘timesing by 2’ or doubling.
Another danger is that some children are taught that they only need to count up the answers: 2, 4, 6, 8 etc. However, this is not very helpful if a child needs to know what 2 x 9 is; they do not want to have to go through the whole counting up in twos 9 times to get the answer. The whole idea of tables is that they are learnt, off  by heart. To do this it is essential to say them out loud:

One times two is two
Two times two is four
three times two is six
four times two is eight
five times two is ten
six times two is twelve
seven times two is fourteen
eight times two is sixteen
nine times two is eighteen
ten times two is twenty

Below are two maths worksheets for the two times table. A good way to do these is to time them to see how long your child takes.

2x table worksheets 1 and 2

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