I hated the way I was taught the times tables, sooo boring and sadly it never went in easy.

I was determined my kids would just know thier times tables without counting on their fingers.

Trying to explain how we do it, is rather complicated, but it I found this tutorial which sums it up.

We also like to make hopscotch, but the numbers are times tables.

Each child draws a times table circle.  Then when we are bored ..stuck in a car, we chant round the times tables, it’s great to help me never mind the kids, and yes I do have to ask them what some of the times tables are, as sadly I can’t crack some of them off the top of my head!!

Learning maths should be fun, and a natural part of everyday life.