Times tables: Children learning about multiplication facts

Rickard, C. and Earle, L. (2018) Times tables: Children learning about multiplication facts. In: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 10 Nov 2018, King's College, London.

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The learning of times tables (the collection of multiplication facts up to 12x12) is currently in the spotlight in the UK, with the planned introduction of a times tables check for all children in Y4 (children aged 8-9 years) from 2020. Whilst not disputing the benefit of having wellembedded known facts, we were keen to establish the extent to which children saw times tables as a connected body of knowledge as opposed to 144 isolated facts. This led to a small project undertaken in two primary
schools where, after establishing the children’s existing understanding, we gave them the opportunity to explore and reason about multiplication facts over four teaching sessions. Here the implications of this research are shared.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Education and Teaching
Event Title: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
Event Location: King's College, London
Event Dates: 10 Nov 2018
Depositing User: Lorna Earle
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 11:31
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 11:31
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4499

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