At Corngreaves, we believe that being a confident, able mathematician is essential in ensuring that our pupils are given the best life chances possible. We understand that maths is vital for making sense of the world around us by seeing patterns and making connections. Our goal is that our pupils develop a curiosity about maths, which is seen, most importantly, as a matrix of skills and knowledge. In maths, we teach to mastery. This ensures that no child is left behind. If a concept is not understood, we reteach it but in a different way.

At Corngreaves, we have adopted a curriculum, following the NCETM Prioritisation documentation, that provides opportunities for:

- To foster positive attitudes, fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts.
- To develop a ‘can do’ attitude in our children, especially when problem solving and pattern sniffing.
- To broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world by making rich and varied real life connections.
- To enable our pupils to confidently reason about their mathematics, using a suitable range of mathematical language, recognising its importance for communication and deep thinking.
- To use a wide range of models, visual manipulatives and practical resources to develop a deep conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency.

Through our maths vision, we are passionate and fully committed to developing a balance between the children’s procedural fluency and a conceptual understanding.

Our Maths teaching is underpinned by the NCETM's Five Big Ideas. This allows children to deepen their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and enables them to confidently 'talk maths'.

Across Years 1 and 2, the children will be taught a range of strategies to ensure they are fluent in their recall of addition and subtraction facts. By our children becoming fluent in the following facts this will allow the children to tackle more complex maths more effectively.

Year 1 we teach strategies for facts within 10 (steps 1 – 7) and in Year 2 we teach the bridging ten facts (steps 8 – 11).

- Adding 1 (e.g. 7 + 1 and 1 + 7)
- Doubles and near double of numbers to 5 (e.g. 3 + 3, 4 + 5, 5 + 4)
- Adding 2 (e.g. 4 + 2 and 2 + 4)
- Number bonds to 10 (e.g. 8 + 2 and 2 + 8)
- Adding 0 to a number (e.g. 3 + 0 and 0 + 3)
- Adding 10 to a number (e.g. 5 + 10 and 10 + 5)
- The ones without a family 5 + 3, 3 + 5, 6 + 3, 3 + 6 (these pairs of facts are the only ones which don’t fit in any of the other families, though the last two can be related to counting in 3s)
- Doubles of numbers to 10 (e.g. 7 + 7)
- Near doubles (e.g. 5 + 6 and 6 + 5)
- Bridging (e.g. 8 + 4 and 4 + 8)
- Compensating

Once children have been taught the strategies, they need to move on to practising their recall of these facts. For many facts, the aim is memorisation, while for others is to recall with speed and fluency in the applied strategy.

It may seem a daunting task to learn so many multiplication facts, but because of the commutative property of multiplication, there are fewer facts than you may think. For example, 3 x 4 and 4 x 3 give the same answer so you need to only learn this once.

**Zero Times Table**

Anything multiplied by zero will always equal zero. Multiplication is repeated addition so 3 x 0 is 0 + 0 + 0, which equals 0.

**One Times Table**

Any number multiplied by one is itself.

**Two Times Table**

Any number multiplied by two is double the number. 7 x 2 =14 7 + 7 = 14 double 7 is 14.

**Three Times Table**

Digits within this times table add up to multiples of 3. For example: 3, 6, 9, 12 (1+2=3), 15 (1+5=6), 18 (1+8=9) 21 (2+1=3), 24 (2+4=6) etc. The numbers also follow the pattern of: odd, even, odd, even (3,6,9,12).

**Four Times Table**

The four times table is double the two times table. 4 x 2 = 8, 4 x 4 = 16, 16 is double 8. Alternatively the fours can be thought of as double double. So double 3 (6) and double again (12) is the same as 3 x 4 = 12.

**Five Times Table**

All multiples of 5 end in five or zero. For even numbers (e.g. 8 x 5) you can halve the number (4) and then put a zero after it (40). For odd numbers (e.g. 7 x 5) you can subtract one from the number (6), halve it (3) and then put a 5 after it (35). Any odd number times 5 ends in a 5. Any even number times 5 ends in 0.

**Six Times Table**

The six times table is double the three times table. So 5 x 3 = 15, 5 x 6 = 30, 30 is double 15.

**Seven Times Table**

Combine the 5 and the 2 times table: 7 x 4 = 28 or (5x4) + (2x4) = 28.

**Eight Times Table**

The eight times table is double the four times table. So 7 x 4 = 28, 7 x 8 = 56, 56 is double 28. The units in the multiples of eight also go down in twos. 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80 (8, 6, 4, 2, 0, 8, 6, 4, 2, 0).

**Nine Times Tables**

Fingers can be used to work out the nine times table up to 10 x 9. The first finger is put down for 1 x 9 and the remaining fingers show 9 units (1 x 9 =9). Then the second finer is put down for 2 x 9 and the remaining fingers show 1 ten (to the left) and 8 units (to the right) which equals 18, and so on.

The digits found in the multiples of nine when added together also equal nine. For example: 9 = 9, 18 (1 + 8) = 9, 27 (2 + 7) = 9, 36 (3 + 6) = 9, 45 (4 + 5) = 9 etc.

**Ten Times Table**

All the digits in the ten times table end in zero.

**Eleven Times Table**

Most of the multiples in the eleven times table are recalled by putting two of the number side by side. 7 x 11 = 77, 8 x 11 =88.

**Twelve Times Table**

The units in the twelve times table go up in twos. 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144 (2, 4, 6, 8, 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 0). The multiples of 12 are also the multiples of 10 and the multiples of 2 combined.

**A Parent's Guide to Learning Times Tables**

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