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Times Table Grids

By Elizabeth Saunders
Age Range: 7 to 11

I had a class of students who were having difficulty with tables. A colleague came up with this idea and it has worked for my class too. Across the top or the page you have letters of the alphabet. For example:

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J

Under each letter you place a number and repeat for 10 rows. Equals 100 numbers...

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
1
10
7
6
8
7
1
6
8
10
4
7
9
7
4
9
4
7
4
7
5
4
3
8
6
3
5
8
6
4
9
8
1
9
5
1
9
9
5
8
7
5
4
1
1
4
7
1
1
5
8
2
5
10
3
5
8
10
3
2
6
3
6
2
9
6
6
2
9
3
3
6
8
3
10
8
3
3
10
6
2
9
2
4
2
2
2
4
2
9
10
1
10
5
7
10
10
5
7
1


On the board you place the following: A2 B3 C4 D5 E6 F4 G8 H9 I2 J7

The children then have to multiply each column by the stated number (i.e. multiply the numbers in column A by 2, column B by 3 and so on).

Then each morning you start a timer and give the class 10 mins to complete the whole card. Each week you reduce the time by 1 minute.

By doing this you give the students much needed tables practice.


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