The way these Multiplication Times Tables CDs listed below are sung fit with White Rose Maths and Maths No Problem! schemes approach where 3 times 4 is “3 lots of 4″.
“Strictly (mathematically) speaking 3 x 4 means 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 but many primary schools read 3 x 4 as “three lots of 4”. Clearly because multiplication is commutative both generate the same answer but it is important that whichever interpretation is used, it is consistent throughout the school to avoid pupils becoming confused.” NCETM, January 2015, Primary and Early Years Magazine Issue 67
The song lyrics are for example like this:
1 times 2 is 2
2 times 2 is 4
3 times 2 is 6 (and so on……up to 12 times 2 is 24)
These multiplication times tables CDs are a great tool to support children to learn and remember their times tables (alongside other teaching methods so children have a deep conceptual understanding of what the multiplication times tables mean). The CDs also feature bonus tracks without the answers so you can see how you’re getting on. The music and lyrics have been specially written to engage with children and make learning fun. Each CD comes with a booklet in the front of the box which has engaging pictures and the full lyrics for every song, including a “Tips for tables” page.
Rockin’ The Times Tables – Times Tables Rock’n’Roll™ album available for purchase from Amazon.
These CDs are also available for download via Amazon or iTunes.
- Date April 6, 2014