How Many Times Tables do you Really Have to Learn?

Learning multiplication tables can be very daunting for children. To them, it may feel like there's a huge mountain they have to climb and the summit is barely visible in the clouds. 

That's why we made this video. You can show it to your children when they're learning tables - it will help them realise the summit isn't that far away after all.

We have several articles and resources to help parents support their children with times tables, including the 38 Times Tables Challenge which is a great little practice tool for young learners. There's a certificate for everyone who completes the challenge and it's entirely free to use! Here are all our times tables resources on one page:

Times tables resources

As a math teacher, I can't stress enough how important it is for children to master their tables. When learners are able to fluently recall their tables it frees up working memory for applying math to solve problems. 

You can read more about the importance of working memory here in our article, Working Memory, Fluency and Practice - The Science of Learning Mathematics.

I'm Ged, co-founder of Komodo, ex-math teacher and dad. If you have any questions please get in touch.

About KomodoKomodo is a fun and effective way to boost K-5 math skills. Designed for 5 to 11-year-olds to use at home, Komodo uses a little and often approach to learning math (15 minutes, three to five times per week) that fits into the busy family routine. Komodo helps users develop fluency and confidence in math - without keeping them at the screen for long.

Find out more about Komodo and how it helps thousands of children each year do better at math - you can even try Komodo for free.

And now we've got Komodo English too - check it out here.

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