2 times table up to 12

Learning times tables off by heart is a fundamental part of primary maths, yet many children go on to High School without knowing them. This really inhibits progress with a whole range of other maths, including long and short  multiplication, long and short division, factors, multiples etc.

There are not that many facts to learn and once learned off by heart they are seldom forgotten.

Here are a couple of starter pages for the two times table. I have gone up to 12 x 2 because the new national Curriculum for maths seems to have this as one of its requirements next year, although many people would argue that learning tables up to 10 covers all necessary requirements.

Thanks to urbrainy.com for letting me use this resource from their wide range of worksheets.

2x table up to 12


Resource of the Week: Learning Times Tables

zz48510-table-1Making the effort to learn times tables or multiplication tables is one of those things which keep coming back as being crucial for success with maths. Certainly having a rapid knowledge of tables is an enormous help and they should be learnt as sentences eg ‘4 times 6 is 24’, ‘5 times 6 is 30’ etc and not just ‘6, 12, 18, 24, 30’ etc.

I still remember rote learning times tables as a child and there is really no other way of doing it.

There are a number of pages on the site which test knowledge of tables to be found in our four rules section, under multiplication.

Learning tables worksheets

Times Table practice: 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables

23510-table-2This is the second in a continuing series of times table practice for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

Any child who knows their tables off by heart is at a huge advantage over those who don’t know them. Many maths problems and techniques, such as long multiplication and division, rely on knowing tables, so it is really worth the effort to learn them. Watch how the grid is filled in as it gives good clues as to what has been learned (which takes no time at all to answer) and what has been ‘worked out’ (which might take a while). Say the table out loud many times – there are songs and recordings that will help.

2,3,5 and 10 times table p2

Learning tables: 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x and 10x tables

678910-table-1This maths worksheet has a tables grid for the 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x and 10x table.
The grid is filled in by taking the numbers across the top with the numbers down the side as shown below.
x 060 7
2 12 14
6 36 42

These are mostly the harder tables to learn, apart from the tens. The nines also have a neat pattern to them; of course remembering that the digits always add up to 9 helps with this table.

There are many different approaches to this type of problem. Some children fill in the answers in strict order, others go through and complete the ones they know off by heart, and then try to work the rest out.
It is a good idea to set a time limit to these to encourage learning them off by heart.

6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 times tables  pg 1