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.