Teach the times tables using our lesson plans and a little bit of help from a friend or grandparent.
The Talking Times Tables Programme teaches the times tables via daily, 2-minute phone calls.
We call you five times a week, at whatever times you choose, and increment the lessons day by day.
Two minutes isn't very long, so your child learns their tables without really noticing!
Here you can find out how we do what we do, and recreate the programme for yourself at home.
YOU WILL NEED:
1) A copy of our instructions.
2) A willing (reliable!) friend or relative with a phone.
Learning is based on recitation and repetition, which will be very familiar to relatives over a certain age! <ahem>
Phase 1: Teach the Table - by rote, as a 'sing-song chant'
Build up slowly, adding one multiple per day.
To start: You sing what you've learned so far, the child listens. Then you both sing together.
To progress: You sing again, including the new multiple. Then you both sing together.
Repeat three times.
Phase 2: Sing the Question
If your child gets stuck, help them sing through the table to find the answer.
To start: You both sing the whole times table together.
To progress: You sing one question from the table. Your child sings the answer.
Ask 5 questions.
Phase 3: Sing the Answer
To progress: You ask one question from the table. Your child sings the question and answer.
Ask 5 questions.
FREE Instruction Pack to Get You Started and Keep You on Track
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