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I know the multiplication and division facts for all times tables up to 12 x 12


The aim is for all Y6 children to recall these facts instantly. 


Key Vocabulary:

What is 12 multiplied by 6?

What is 7 times 8?

What is 84 divided by 7?


Cracking Times Tables allows Y6 children to consolidate their knowledge of multiplication and division facts and to increase their speed and recall. They should be able to answer mixed questions and missing answer questions e.g. 7 x ? = 42. Once they have mastered their multiplication and division facts they should be able to answer questions using related facts e.g. 0.7 x 9 = 6.3


The secret to success is practising little and often. Use time wisely. Can you practise walking to school or during a car journey? You do not need to practise them all at once; perhaps you could have a fact family of the day e.g. 7 x 8 = 56, 8 x 7 = 56, 56/7 = 8, 56/8 = 7.


Speed Challenge - Take two packs of cards and remove the kings. Turn over two cards and ask your child to multiply the numbers together. Ace = 1, Jack = 11, Queen = 12. How many questions can they answer correctly in two minutes? Practise regularly and see if they can beat their high score.


Use online games to practise multiplication and division facts.


Use memory tricks for those hard to remember facts e.g. I ate and I ate and was sick on the floor ; 8 x 8 = 64. 


has lots of techniques and picture stories to help children remember.