Teaching Times Tables: With Meaning and Application


Teaching and Learning Times Tables With Meaning and Application


‘Times Tables’ are essential tool for mathematical fluency; they ‘free up’ the brain to focus upon the problem rather than working out calculations. Teaching them separately, as ‘facts’ to be remembered, disconnects the learner’s understanding of what they are and how they are related to essential concepts such as multiples, factors, fractions, scaling and much more.



‘I’ve taught for over twenty years and I’ve learned so much in just one afternoon!’


N. Mann, Key Stage 2 Teacher, Worcester



Whole-school or Bespoke Key Stage Sessions Available:



  • Teach times tables facts through engaging problem solving, generate and understand multiples and factors using the ‘Concrete- Pictorial-Abstract’ approach


  • Use bar modelling, Cuisenaire rods and ten frames to explore patterns, generate and retain facts


  • Try out new games and investigations to develop the fluency and ‘speed’ of recall we’re aiming for without the stress of weekly tests (so that when they are eventually tested they won’t panic and can actually think!)



Further Details

Costs for up to 30 delegates start at:

£325 (+VAT)* for a twilight session

£375 (+VAT)* for a half day 

£550 (+VAT)* for a full day 


Looking to cluster with other schools or host your own conference?

Costs start at £35 (+VAT) per delegate per half day (min. 12 delegates)


*Travel charged at £0.45 ppm 


This exciting training is also available internationally. Contact Karen for more details


Who is suitable for?

Teachers and Teaching Assistants 

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    Thank you so much Karen. I enjoyed the training this morning tremendously and tried out the ideas straight after lunch with my class leading to 20 mins of enthusiastic discussion! Brilliant!

    The children said they really enjoyed it and wanted to do more so I am definitely going to be changing my teaching!’

  • Thank you for showing us HOW to change. So many courses just tell us what isn't working but not how to go about addressing this. Your approaches make so much sense! Thank you.

  • Just to say thank you again for 3 really brilliant talks at SGIS. We're a small school near Basel and we’d be interested in anything you’re doing nearby (Zurich way) so please let us know!