In Year 3, as part of the maths curriculum, children are taught the multiplication tables for 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10. Through doubling, they connect the multiplication tables for 2, 4 and 8.
At school, children work with a range of materials to support their learning. They use multiplication tables and recall multiplication facts, including related division facts to perform written and mental calculations. They are expected to know that 4 x 8 = 8 x 4; that four eights are thirty-two; four multiplied by eight is thirty-two and four times eight is thirty-two.
It is helpful if children practice their multiplication tables at home and are able to work quickly with these facts. As well as testing their skills, you can play games and give them challenges. It is also helpful if you give them strategies to help memorise these facts and give them problems to solve by putting these facts into real life situations.
e.g. If there are 4 apples in each bag, how many bags of apples do we need to make 24 apples?
If each car has 4 wheels, how many wheels are there with 6 cars?
The teacher has 56 sweets, if she shares them equally between seven children, how many sweets will they get each?
How many different ways can you make 24 using your multiplication tables?