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The Greswold times tables challenge

The expectation in the new National Curriculum is that children should know all of the times tables from 1 to 12 off by heart by the end of Year 4. The Greswold challenge is based around our Solar system and was introduced to help our pupils learn the times tables. There are 11 steps in the challenge. Below shows the steps and time times tables they include:

 

  • Pluto Club 1x and 2x tables.
  • Neptune Club 1x, 2x, 3x and 10x tables.
  • Uranus Club 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables.
  • Saturn Club 2x,3x, 5x and 10x tables.
  • Jupiter Club 1x, 2x, 3x. 4x, 5x and 10x tables.
  • Mars Club 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x and 11x tables.
  • Moon Club 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x,10x and 11x tables.
  • Earth Club 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 10x and 11x tables.
  • Venus Club 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 10x and 11x tables.
  • Mercury Club 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 10x and 11x tables.
  • Sun Club 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 10x, 11x and 12x tables.
In the tests, the children must fill in the missing numbers. The missing numbers can be in different positions e.g. 5 x 4 = __, 4 x ___ = 20, ___ x 3 = 27. The tests are timed to encourage quick recall. There are some resources that parents might find useful below.

Times Tables Posters

 

These posters have the times tables from 1 to 12 on them. They can be printed at home to help your child learn the times tables.

Times Tables Worksheets

 

These sheets each focus on a different times table. They are in the same format as the planet times tables tests but are not the tests we use in school which are a mixture of times tables. If you would like you can print these off for your child to practise their times tables with.

Times tables websites
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