As adults how many times have we argued that you never use Pythagoras's theorem? Do you remember that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides?
However, what we all need to know and use on a daily basis are our times tables: multiplication facts.
You need 7 oranges at 30p loose, or you can buy a bag of 3 oranges for £1.50; 3x7=21 so 30p x7=£2.10 or 3x £1.50=£4.50 and you will end up with 2 spare oranges and packaging.
How many Freddo frogs can I buy if I have £1 and a Freddo is 30p?
It is vital for children to learn their times tables as it gives them the skills and confidence in so many other areas of Maths.
By the end of the Infants, Y2, the children must know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and in Year 1 count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
By the end of Year 4 the children should know their tables to 12x12. They should have fluent and rapid recall when working with their tables.