Smiler1729 of TES I salute you!
Unbeknown to you, you have had a huge hand in improving maths in our school and creating a great “team” in my class. You sir/madam created this –
At the start of the year, one of my year 5s was attempting to simplify a fraction. The common number was 4 but she didn’t know her 4 times table and had to write it out on a whiteboard, via counting on her fingers, in order to know it. I sat there aghast as this year 5 couldn’t chant off the 4 times table instantly. “Something must be done about this” I said in a not so discrete (but jovial) way. “I’m not sending you to year 6 not knowing your 4 times table or any others for that matter.”
I trawled the internet looking for ideas. I stumbled across the above…
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