# Learn your times tables

At Timestables.co.nz you can easily practise all of your tables. The arithmetic problems are clear and simple so you can immediately get started on practicing your tables. Select one of the times tables you wish to practise from the list below and show what you can do on the speed test or printout great worksheets.

## Times tables games

Blocky Multiplication
Highway Times Tables
Colour Sprint
Multiplication Mage
Figo and Friends
Times Tables Jump
My Smart Horse
Multiplication Duck
Rally V10
Happy Burger
Times tables shooting
Times Tables Rally
X-mas Times Tables
Number Diving
Figo's Factory

Choose the table you want to practise from the following. First you can practise the times tables in sequence and once you have got the hang of that you can practise all the sums in random order for each table. If you have forgotten any answers, just go back to the 'all tables in sequence' page and practise them again thoroughly before trying again.

Once you have got the hang of a number of tables you can select the speed test and choose the tables you want to practise getting quicker at. If you make a mistake, you came see what the right answer is at the end of the test. This will help you learn all of your tables. The speed test is good practise for getting your tables diploma. On the tables diploma the questions are a bit quicker than on the speed test, but if you get all of them right you will get your tables diploma. There are two tables diplomas. The little diploma is made up of 30 questions. Your little diploma shows you can do the 1,2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables. For the big tables diploma you are given 40 questions which include all the tables from 1 to 10.

Learn the times tables in an interactive way with the free math times tables games for year 3,4 and 5. The game element makes it even more fun learn.

## Practise your times tables

Here you can find additional information about practicing times tables at primary school. At most schools the tables are taught in year 4 and year 5 and it is up to the pupils to make sure they can still do them well in years 6, 7 and 8. There are even schools where all of the tables are taught in year 4. As far as we know, the 1 times table, 2 times table, 3 times table, 4 times table, 5 times table and 10 times table are usually taught in year 4. The 6 times table, 7 times table, 8 times table, 9 times table and of course all the tables in random order are taught in year 5.

Not every child finds it easy to learn all the tables, so it is a good idea to keep on practicing them regularly after year 5. There are a few tricks which make it easier to learn the tables and continue to master them, such as putting the smallest number first, which makes it easier for many children to answer correctly. For example 4 x 9 is easier to work out than 9 x 4. Switching the multiplication sum around makes it easier to answer. What also often helps is to use the tables you know well for answering the sums in the more difficult tables. One example of this is 6 x 7, which is often said to be tricky. If you do 5 x 7 first and then add 1 x 7 it is suddenly easier to answer. You can do this the other way round too. For instance with 4 x 7 you can do 5 x 7 first then subtract 1 x 7.

Why do we put so much effort into learning tables? Well, the times tables keep on coming up in the next primary school years and even when you're at secondary school. You don't see them as tables, but as part of bigger mathematical problems. And it isn't only at school, but in your everyday life it is useful to know your times tables well so you can quickly work things out, for instance when you are buying or selling vegetables on the market. If you have any questions, comments or ideas for Timestables.co.nz, please use our contact form. We'd be glad to hear from you.

## The 5-step plan

Learn the times tables with the 5-step plan. We developed an innovative five step plan to help pupils learn the times tables in an effective and efficient way. This method has been tested at several schools and is recommended by teachers.
The steps are:

• Step 1a: View, read aloud and repeat. To get familiar with the table.
• Step 1b: Fill in your times tables answers in sequence and check if you got them all right.
• Step 2: Drag the correct answers to the questions.
• Step 3: Fill in your answers for the mixed questions and check if you got them all right.
• Step 4: Multiple choice questions will help you to improve by looking at the questions in a different way.
• Step 5: Proof your knowledge and get the diploma.

When you finished the 5 steps you can play the memory game or exercise with the worksheet. Other way to train more are with the tempo test, the 1 minute test or to play the times tables games.

We advise to exercise daily for 15 minutes for maximum result.

## Practise your times tables online

Times tables are important and there are not many places where you can learn them quickly and easily, so we have come up with Timestables.co.nz! Practicing your tables online is really easy at Timestables.co.nz. The times tabels games are clear and simple so you can get started right away. Click on one of the tables to get started right away. You can also select times tables exercises for year 4 or year 5. Fill in the answers in the lines and when you've finished, click on 'check'. You will see right away which answers are correct and which are incorrect. You can also practise different times tables in one exercise so you can test whether you know them all.

You can also practise the tables interactively with the times tables games. On the times tables games page we now have an answer-dragging game and a table balloons game.

Times tables form the basis for the calculations that you do in year 6, year 7 and year 8, so it’s important that you fully understand them.