Multiplication Tables: the building blocks of mathematics

A good understanding of the tables, and the ability to recall them quickly, is an essential foundation for children’s learning. Those children with a strong grasp of multiplication tables are more confident in their calculations and tend to be more self-assured when learning new mathematical concepts.

As well as ensuring children have a conceptual understanding of the tables, regular, varied and engaging practice is key to developing number fluency.

In our mission to close the achievement gap, we are making our tables content and teacher tools free to all Sumdog users. We want to compliment your teaching and provide new ways for you to practice tables with your class. Log in to your dashboard now and see how easy it is to set work on tables.

Multiplication Tables: the building blocks of mathematics

A good understanding of the tables, and the ability to recall them quickly, is an essential foundation for children’s learning. Those children with a strong grasp of multiplication tables are more confident in their calculations and tend to be more self-assured when learning new mathematical concepts.

As well as ensuring children have a conceptual understanding of the tables, regular, varied and engaging practice is key to developing number fluency.

In our mission to close the achievement gap, we are making our tables content and teacher tools free to all Sumdog users.

Log in to your dashboard now and see how easy it is to set work on tables.

Multiplication Tables Check

Try our new Multiplication Tables Check Tool to:

  • Practice answering tables questions in just 6 seconds
  • Encourage friendly in-class competition
  • Develop table fluency and number recall

Try it now

NEW: We’ve updated the MTC! You can access it from your teacher dashboard and set it as an activity for the whole class to complete. You’ll be provided with a handy report to monitor accuracy & children will be rewarded with 5 coins for every correct answer given, keeping them motivated to learn.

Set a tables challenge for your class

Regular practice can really help build multiplication fact fluency.

  • Personalized practice in just a few clicks –  You can set focused and personalized practice for your whole class in less than a minute. They choose the game they want to play whilst you choose the table they need to practice!
  • Children love to learn using Sumdog – Students are rewarded with virtual coins for practicing which they can use in their house or on their personal avatar! Set it as homework to continue the learning beyond the classroom.
  • Identify areas for improvement – Use the heatmap to quickly see where children are struggling and identify tables that need some extra practice.

It takes less than a minute to set your class a challenge. Watch how easy it is in the short video.

3 steps to setting a challenge

  1. Log in to your Sumdog account (note: you don’t need a subscription to access Sumdog Tables) and choose to set work
  2. Choose which tables you want children to practice, how many questions you want them to answer, and how long the challenge will run for. The challenge could take place during the lesson, after school for homework or during the holidays!
  3. Once the challenge has finished, you can view their results and use the heatmap to identify areas where they might need additional practice.

Ready to try it?

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Sumdog Tables Holiday Challenge

Congratulations to the hundreds of schools that took part in the recent Holiday Challenge. Thousands of tables questions were answered correctly over the holidays as children practised their tables and had fun!

Why not create your own Sumdog Challenge? It’s quick to set up and you can encourage the whole school to get involved!

 

Set a tables challenge

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