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Times Tables Tracker

Dear Parents and Carers,

 


Re: Times Tables Tracker

 


In the Primary National Curriculum, times tables up to 12 x 12 is something which children are required to know and understand by the end of Year 4. To help with this, we are changing how we track children’s knowledge and understanding of tables by introducing a new Times Tables Tracker reward system.

 


What is the Times Table Tracker?

A new way of tracking children’s progress towards learning all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.

 


How does it work?

The tracker works via a set of awards which cover certain mental skills and times tables (multiplication and division facts). I have attached a copy of our school tracker so you can support your child in working towards the next reward.

 

On our school website, you can find a list of websites children can access to practice their mental recall. If you wish to test your child at home, you can print off practice tests here: http://www.timestables.me.uk/printable-pdf-quiz-generator.htm

 

Your child needs to know which times table they are working on, so they can choose the correct options. Tests will cover both the “Times by” and “Divide by” options and children should complete 40 questions correctly in 4 minutes.

 


What is a multiplication and division fact?

The multiplication and division facts for 3, 4 and 12 are:

3 x 4 = 12 4 x 3 = 12 12 ÷ 3 = 4 12 ÷ 4 = 3

A child learning the 3 or 4 times tables will need to know all 4 facts. I have attached some guidance in supporting your child in learning their timetables.

 


What do children need to do?

  • Practice the multiplication and division facts using flashcards, online games, repetition and other strategies. There will be opportunities to practice in school as well as at home.
  • Complete the tests in class.

 


What can parents do to help?

  • Help children to practice the multiplication and division facts, encouraging them to give quick responses.
  • Celebrate when children complete their award and come home with their certificate.

 


How is progress tracked?

  • Children have an individual tracker kept in school. An example is attached.

 


How is success rewarded?

  • For each test and award there is certificate presented to your child by Mrs Chambers in celebration assembly.

Your child is now aware of what award they are currently working on. All that is left to do is to get practising!

Any questions or queries, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

 


Should you require a paper copy, please request from school office.

 


Many thanks for your continued support.



Date: 02 February 2018

Top tips for learning tables for parents and children.pdf (PDF 113.8KB)
Interactive website games.pdf (PDF 108.5KB)
Display poster.pdf (PDF 70.9KB)