Are you ready for the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check?

FAQ

What phone numbers do you use?

All calls are made from UK landline numbers, but they're auto-dialled by the Talking Times Tables system.

For safeguarding reasons, these phone numbers do not accept incoming calls. Please use the contact form in your control panel to get in touch.

Our current phone numbers are:

  • +44 (0)1883 212 039 - this will show as a call from Caterham, Surrey.
  • +44 (0)1538 542033 - this will show as a call from Kettering, Northants.
  • +44 (0)1473 379526 - this will show as a call from Ipswich, Suffolk.
Are all the lessons pre-recorded?

Yes, all lessons are recordings - you can listen to a sample from the website.

Your child will never be called by a real live person.

A computerised voice will ask for your child by name (and will probably mangle the pronunciation - sorry!)

How many calls? What time of day?

You can receive up to 5 calls a week with your subscription.

You need to schedule the calls yourself from within your control panel.

If you schedule the calls at the same time every week day, it will help you to get into a routine.

What if my child can't keep up?

If you think your child needs a bit more practice at any stage in the program simply log into your account and set their next lesson (using the drop-down list) to be a bit earlier in the program.

What happens if I miss a call?

If you miss the call for any reason, the system will phone you again within 5 minutes.

If you miss the second call, the system will stop harassing you, and you'll be called with the same lesson at your next scheduled time.

What happens when I'm on holiday?

If you're going on holiday, set your dates in your control panel so that you don't have an answerphone full of messages from Recorded Me on your return!

How do I get the worksheets?

When your child starts a new times table, the worksheets for that table are emailed to you as a pdf document.

You can also download worksheets from within your Talking Times Tables account.

It's best to print the worksheets and keep them near the phone, with a pencil, ready for daily use.

The worksheets can also be completed online, within your Talking Times Tables account.

Can I have multiple children on my account?

You can have as many children as you like, but each will need their own subscription.

Mobile or landline?

Landline! Every time!

For two reasons:

  1. You never switch it off or put it on silent - so it's going to ring when it's supposed to and your child will hear it.
  2. Your child can probably find it without your help.

Parents who link their calls to a mobile miss waaaay more lessons than the landliners.

Can I repeat / skip a lesson?

You have full control over which lesson is played on a call. Log in to your account and set the options.

Which table should I learn first?

The easiest table to learn is the 11 times table. If you have a young child (Y2 or early Y3), I would start with that one.

It has a jaunty rhythm and the numbers are very easy to remember.

Which is the hardest times table?

7s probably. Not so many familiar patterns in that one.

How do I add another child to my account?

View the students screen in your control panel. Click the plus sign in the children's names tab header.

How do I cancel my subscription?

View your account in your control panel. Switch to the 'Subscriptions' tab and click the 'cancel' button.