Multiplication Tables and Division Facts

Welcome to our dedicated multiplication tables and division facts page!

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Learning multiplication tables and their related division facts  are an important foundation for learning different aspects of mathematics such as division, algebra, long multiplication, and even fractions. For children that don’t have a solid grasp of the times tables, they may find these other areas to be hard to understand as well.

If you think about it, you use multiplication in your day to day life. When you go shopping, you often need to compare out the cost of similar items or how much it will cost to get multiple items. If you are cooking and need to make a double recipe you are going to need to know how to multiply and if you are at a store and want to plan a party, multiplication and division facts help you ascertain how much of everything you will need!

In the National Curriculum, different year groups have different objectives linked to multiplication tables and division facts.   (Please see the link to the National Curriculum on the main maths page).

At Parklands School, all the children are given time to practise their multiplication and division facts each week.

We learn the  multiplication tables in the below order:

10, 5, 2, 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12

This order encourages children to seek patterns in numbers.   For example, the x4 table is just double the x2 and likewise with the x 8 table being linked to the x4.

The children are expected to learn the multiplication table and respond to any question linked to it quickly.  The children will need to know the multiplication table fully as they will be tested on questions out of order.   For example:

6 x 3, 9 x 3, 12 x 3, 3×3, etc.

We highly recommend that the children do learn their multiplication tables as the example above and not just  learn to count in steps of 3, etc.   This is so that the children can more easily see the links with division facts.   The children are also expected to know the related division facts for the multiplication they are learning.

Division Facts

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When teachers talk about division facts, they mean the division number sentences related to times tables. Therefore: 30 ÷ 3 = 10, 27 ÷ 3 = 9 and 24 ÷ 3 = 8 are all division facts for the three times table.


Ways to learn your multiplication tables and division facts

Below is a guide on ways to help your children learn your multiplication tables and division facts.

Ideas for Learning your Multiplication and Division Tables

Here are some videos with ideas with little tips on how to learn your Multiplication Table

Tips for learning your 2 x table

Tips for learning your 4 x table

Tips for learning your 6 x table

Tips for learning your 9 x table

Tips for learning your 11 x table

Below are some really great interactive online games which can also help:




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