Playing times tables games is a great way for children to develop their fluency with times tables, which is essential for further Mathematics and in everyday life.

The achievement standard in the Australian Curriculum outlines that students recall multiplication facts to 10×10 and related division facts by the end of Year 4. Educational research tells us that a quick number fact response speed helps free working-memory capacity from an excessive focus on routine tasks, so that students are able to engage with more demanding mathematical concepts.

Parents can help their children practice their times tables facts by playing fun and simple games such as Times Tables Bingo, Snap and Memory. Visit this link for playing instructions and free downloadable templates. To download a free times tables bingo game click here.