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# Home Learning

### Learn Its

Learn Its are number facts that we expect the children to learn and recall instantly; they should be practiced for 10 minutes at least twice a day – little and often! They are part of our Big Maths programme.

#### Why practice Learn Its?

Children who have a strong grasp of their times tables are more confident when learning new mathematical concepts and, importantly, enjoy the subject more.

Knowledge of number facts enhances **understanding and fluency**. When a child doesn’t know their times tables, it can obstruct progress as they can’t draw on this knowledge to solve other maths problems – try multiplying 70 x 80 without knowing 7 x 8! A strong knowledge of number facts can help lead to high attainment.

Being able to memorise things quickly – like the times tables – is not the same thing as being good at maths, but **it is important and it takes practice**.

#### Which Learn Its should my child know?

By the end of each term, your child should be able to **instantly recall** the Learn Its listed below.

As the saying goes, ‘The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time’ – each step should be secured before moving on to the next so that the child is not overwhelmed. Keep it fun!

Step | Addition | Multiplication | Double | Halves | Year & Term |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

15 | x12 Table | Year 4, Term 3 | |||

14 | x11 Table | 3, 5, 7, 9 | Year 4, Term 2 | ||

13 | The Six Fact Challenge! | Year 4, Term 1 | |||

12 | x8 Table | Year 3, Term 3 | |||

11 | x4 Table | Year 3, Term 2 | |||

10 | x3 Table | Year 3, Term 1 | |||

9 | 5+9, 6+9, 7+9, 5+7, 5+8, 6+8 | x2 Table | 300, 500, 700, 900 | Year 2 Term 1 | |

8 | 5+4, 5+6, 6+7, 8+7, 8+9 | x5 Table | Year 2, Term 2 | ||

7 | 3+8, 3+9, 4+7, 4+8, 4+9 | x10 Table | 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 | 30, 50, 70, 90 | Year 2, Term 1 |

6 | 6+6, 7+7, 8+8, 9+9 | Multiples of 2 - In counting | 3,5,7,9 | Year 1, Term 1 | |

5 | 4+2, 5+2, 6+2, 7+2, 9+2, 4+3, 5+3, 6+3 | 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 | Year 1, Term 2 | ||

4 | 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5 | Multiples of 5 - In counting | 10, 20, 30, 40 | Year 1, Term 1 | |

3 | 2+1, 2+3 | Multiples of 10 – In counting | 1, 2, 3, 4 | Reception, Term 1 | |

2 | 3+3, 4+4, 5+5 | Reception, Term 2 | |||

1 | 1+1, 2+2 | Reception, Term 1 |

### Online Games

### Family Games

#### Fizz-Buzz

Take it in turns to count up from 1. When you reach a multiple of the times table you are practicing, instead of the number, say ‘Fizz’.

If the number is a multiple of both, then say ‘Fizz Buzz’.

This can be extended to practice two times tables at once, e.g. for the 3 times table and the 5 times table: 1, 2, Fizz, 4, Buzz, Fizz, 7, 8, Fizz, Buzz, 11, Fizz, 13, 14, Fizz Buzz.

#### Playing Cards

Deal your child 2 cards, and ask them to multiply them.

#### Speed Challenge__ __

How many questions can you answer orally in a minute? Alternatively there is an online version here.

#### Create ‘tricks’ and funny rhymes

e.g. I ate and I ate until I was sick on the floor. Eight times eight is sixty four.

7 x 8 = 56 is easy to remember because 5 and 6 come before 7 and 8.

#### Password

Would you like me to pass the salt? Enter a room? Get on the bus? First you must give the password by answering a multiplication question.

#### Answer First

Can the child work out what the question should be? E.g.

Parent: 15

Child: 3 x 5!

#### Pass the Teddy

Pass the Teddy between parent and child, or between a group of children. Whoever has the teddy speaks, counting up in multiples of the times table.

#### Top Trumps

http://justmaths.co.uk/Worksheets/Number/Times%20tables%20-%20Top%20Trumps.pdf

#### Songs

- Friends of Ten
- That Makes Ten
- Mr. DeMaio on YouTube does covers of pop songs for each times table, e.g. the 6 times table to ‘Cheerleader’.

Laughalongandlearn on YouTube have some very fun and memorable songs:

#### Key Vocabulary

__Multiple__: multiples are a sequence of products using the same base number multiplied by different numbers. Therefore, for example, all multiples of 2 are in the 2 times table.

__Factor:__ a whole number that divides exactly into another number without a remainder. It is also a whole number that multiplies with another number to make a third number.

__Product:__ the result when two numbers are multiplied together.

__Multiplicand: __the number being multiplied.

__Multiplier:__ the number doing the multiplying.