Maths Mastery: Teaching Times Tables With Meaning and Application


Teaching and Learning Times Tables With Meaning and Application


‘Times Tables’ are essential tool for mathematical fluency; they ‘free up’ the brain to focus upon the problem rather than working out calculations. Teaching them separately, as ‘facts’ to be remembered, disconnects the learner’s understanding of what they are and how they are related to essential concepts such as multiples, factors, fractions, scaling and much more.



‘I’ve taught for over twenty years and I’ve learned so much in just one afternoon!’


N. Mann, Key Stage 2 Teacher, Worcester

Further Details

Whole-school or Bespoke Key Stage Sessions Available:



  • Teach times tables facts through engaging problem solving, generate and understand multiples and factors using the ‘Concrete- Pictorial-Abstract’ approach


  • Use bar modelling, Cuisenaire rods and ten frames to explore patterns, generate and retain facts


  • Try out new games and investigations to develop the fluency and ‘speed’ of recall we’re aiming for without the stress of weekly tests (so that when they are eventually tested they won’t panic and can actually think!)


Who is this course suitable for?

Anyone wishing to improve their teaching of time tables facts with a focus upon understanding and application.

This course is run wherever YOU want it and whenever you want it!

Interested in running this training in your area of the UK (or internationally)?

Email Karen to find out more.


Costs for up to 30 delegates from a single school start at:


£375 (+VAT) for a twilight session

£450 (+VAT) for a half day 

£650 (+VAT) for a full day


Plus expenses (travel and accommodation where needed)


Looking to host your own conference or invite other schools to join you?

Karen is a regular UK and international conference speaker. Simply email for further details


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  • ‘One of our EYFS Teachers has just attended this training and came back totally inspired and singing your praises. She said that she learnt more on this course than any course she has ever attended!’


    C Magnocavallo Head of Maths, Chesham Preparatory School, Bucks

  • Thank you for showing us HOW to change. So many courses just tell us what isn't working but not how to go about addressing this. Your approaches make so much sense! 

  • Just to say thank you again for 3 really brilliant talks at SGIS. We're a small school near Basel and we’d be interested in anything you’re doing nearby (Zurich way) so please let us know!