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Take the Terror Out of Times Tables
- Approachable activities to introduce and consolidate times table skills
As many students past and present will confirm, times tables can be terrifying, where reaching the correct answer feels like random guesswork in an endless sea of rote learning. But it needn’t be that way! Take the Terror Out of Times Tables offers a supportive and reassuringly practical approach to embedding these essential skills. The attractively presented activities can be photocopied and used as part of a classroom programme or for homework at any year level. Designed to systematically build students’ skills and confidence, the activities include: array sheets to introduce the concept of times tables; practice drills for students to consolidate their basic skills; test sheets for individual and mixed times tables; and fun activities for further reinforcement.
Caroline Mulholland is an experienced teacher and author. She has taught in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. When not teaching or writing, she is a busy mother of two. Her two children Emma and Jack are both her biggest fans and harshest critics and enjoy helping to test out her new books and to ensure there is plenty of fun alongside the learning activities. They particularly like trying any type of science experiments and activities that involve code cracking and logic skill.