# 5 times table worksheets

Free maths worksheets from mathsblog.co.uk

The 5 times table is often thought of as one of the easier tables to learn and there are a couple of hints that can make it easier for children.

The first is that all the answers must end in either 5 or zero.

The second is that the five times table is half the ten times table; so if you don’t know one of the table then just multiply by ten and halve your answer.

Remember the danger is that some children are taught that they only need to count up the answers: 5, 10, 15, 20 etc. However, this is not very helpful if a child needs to know what 5 x 9 is; they do not want to have to go through the whole counting up in fives 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 five is five

two times five is ten

three times five is fifteen

four times five is twenty

five times five is twenty five

six times five is thirty

seven times four is thirty five

eight times four is forty

nine times five is forty five

ten times five is fifty

As they are learnt saying them can be speeded up by saying “ten fives fifty” etc.

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

## Related Posts

- Free Worksheets Maths: four rules

## Filed Under

- Privacy Policy
- © 2009 Maths Blog

No comments yet!