Teaching Times Tables to 7 -9 Year Olds With Meaning (and without the pain…)


Teaching and Learning Times Tables With Meaning! (And without the pain…!)


‘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 concepts such as multiples, factors, fractions, scaling  


  • Learn how to teach for meaning, embedding ‘times tables’ in problem solving, generate and understand multiples and factors using the ‘Concrete- Pictorial-Abstract’ approach


  • Use 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


Arrival 1:15pm for 1:30pm start

4:30pm finish

Who is suitable for?

Teachers and Teaching Assistants 


June 13, 2018 1:30 pm
The Monkhouse Granary, Shrewsbury SY4 3AG
October 11, 2018 1:30 pm
King's Norton Golf Club, Birmingham B48 7ED
October 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Worcester WR3 8SZ

COST: £85 + VAT | £70 + VAT for additional places

Delicious afternoon tea and cake

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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!