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Serious learning in a fun and exciting way.

We have workshops available from assemblies, for schools who would like an introduction to the Tunes Times Tables method to termly and full year tuition for schools who want consistency, structure and results. By the end of the year, your children will be teaching other children. Children are more at ease with this learning style and teachers will witness a dramatic difference.

 

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An essential learning tool for children with SEND needs to overcome the difficulties experienced in mathematics. 

 

The 3I’s

      Tunes times tables follows the 2019 Ofsted inspection framework.For the 3I’s which are:

Intent

To teach children and adults their times tables through the power of rhymes, Music and poetry. 

Implementation

NK introduces songs music, poetry and action in a fun way of learning to help children learn their times tables in schools and Privates sessions

Impact

Increases learners confidence in multiplications.Helps provide children with a quick and easy way of learning. 

 

The 3R’s

Tunes Times tables also implements. the 3R’s which are reading, writing and arithmetic. 

Sessions consist of:

 

Also available:

Online and/or Onsite Services, Maths Week Workshops, After School Clubs, Holiday Workshops, One to One Tuition

 

 Onsite Workshops:

Mr NK tours around UK schools working to motivate and engage with children from many different ethnic backgrounds, varied abilities and socioeconomic settings who have become successful learners through his work. School workshops are designed for up to 30 pupils per class and suitable for years 3-7. 

Children experience fun, interactive learning, with no paper, pens or desk.

Teachers and educators can sit back, relax and watch the children excel.

 

Online Workshops:

During the Lockdown we switched our services to online to continue delivering workshops from May 2020 to the community.  Schools have the option of selecting either online or onsite workshops depending on current guidelines and suitability.  Workshops are delivered using the zoom platform and are just as effective as onsite learning.

When selecting any of our resources, we strongly recommend you listen to the Tunes Times Tables Album prior to accessing the resources, which will complement the user’s learning and assist by introducing the rhythm, flow and performance of each multiplication.

 

Album (Available Now)

The Tunes Times Tables album has been designed in a manner that relates to young people and reflects what type of music many of them are listening to now in modern times. Although this CD does not entirely reflect how Mr NK delivers in the classroom, it can be used as a stand-alone learning tool or support aid for those who attend workshops. The album and the workshops are two different learning styles, but both are equally effective.

 

Book (Coming Soon)

The Tunes Times Tables book was created to complement our workshops and support children with their continued learning.  The full Tunes Times Tables Lyrics are available to guide learners who prefer the use of extra visuals.  To check progress there are assessments placed throughout the book.  To gain confidence and increase self-esteem, we encourage positive affirmations with a bonus section for children to add their own contributions.

We include affirmation examples such as:

“I AM Clever and Smart”

 

Charts (Coming Soon)

Unlike the traditional times tables charts, Tunes Times Tables charts have action, rhymes, energy and fun.  The full-colour A1 charts are available in sets of 12 or available in singles.  Charts are ideal for children who learn through movement and perfect for classrooms or bedrooms/learning at home.

 

Manual (Coming Soon)

This guide provides the user with simple, step by step instructions on how to teach the times tables. This manual is a document that is very effective when used alone.  The manual is a modern way of learning which complements the school curriculum and engages kinaesthetic learners using practical methods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to give learners the best learning experience, NK Kreations developed an assessment strategy. 

Students hear the inspiring story, which led to the creation of the Tunes Times Tables. This helps to put them at ease about learning and remove any barriers.

Assessments are conducted at the beginning and end of each term to measure progress and identify areas of improvement. Therefore, this program is exclusive to any establishment with termly and yearly contracts only.

 

Step by step introduction of the Tunes Times Table testing program:

Two graphs to show improvement over a twelve week period at 1 hour per week click to view Percentage Graphs

 Finally, a table showing how the whole class percentage increases with Mr NK’s 30 minute sessions, once a week over a 6 week period of learning. View whole class reviewing Percentages and Graphs. Click to see how we complement  MTC Testing. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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School Programs

Choose from a range of packages, courses and learning materials, helping your school to bring fun, innovate learning back to the classroom.

Online Learning

Tunes Times Tables deliver workshops online offering a safe online learning environment, allowing students to learn from just about anywhere they are.

Teaching Resources

Bring the fun element back to the classroom and deliver a learning experience like no other with Tunes Times Tables teaching materials

Where It All Started

True story: I learned multiplication at the age of 29 using Tunes Times Tables. You can rest assured that my message to all my students is that if ‘I can do it, we can all do it.’ Mr NK (Clifford Harding) founder of the Tunes Times Tables Programme learnt his times tables at the age of 29 after being challenged by a pupil on an 8 times tables question. At the time Mr NK was a school mentor and felt embarrassed that he was unable to answer the question. He returned home to ask his son this same question and he was unable to answer the question too. Mr NK felt surely, he could find a method to learn the times table in a quick and easy way injecting FUN and EXCITEMENT into the mix…… Tunes Times Tables was created and has been thriving since 2008.

School Options

Whether students are struggling to learn their multiplications or you're trying to find a new and effective way to teach. Like many other schools, you too can implement Tunes Times Tables into the classroom. A fun way of learning that actually works with proven results! School assemblies, individual classes, year groups and one to one tuition are all available through a range of packages provided especially for school establishments. We offer single sessions, termly and yearly contracts with an opportunity for schools to take part in our membership programs providing great savings for all.

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Learning Resources

How to teach times tables

A child’s ability to solve complex maths problems, understand quantities, and solve problems easily is enhanced by understanding times tables – and for a good reason. To teach your child times tables, what is the best way to do so?

Please stick with us until the end of the article if you want to learn more about it. Let’s get started now without wasting any more time.

Do times tables seem challenging to learn?

Mathematical problems become more abstract when students undertake multiplication in elementary school. Their fingers or actual objects were once used to add or subtract (like crayons and counting bears).

 

Rather than writing down maths problems, they must figure them out mentally. Using fingers or objects to determine the product of 9 x 9 isn’t convenient, is it? To solve more complex problems, it’s essential to switch from concrete maths to mental maths.

 

Best Ways to Teach Times Tables Effectively

Hang up a times table sheet


Despite its age, this technique is very effective. You need to use Whizz Education’s convenient times table sheet as in the picture. Fill in each box individually with your child once that’s done. Next, hang the completed chart on the door of your child’s bedroom, the door of the refrigerator, or the cabinet near the computer where your child regularly sees it. As a final step, set a regular time so that you and your child can run through a specific set of times tables in a casual setting, perhaps just before dinner. You can increase your child’s chances of learning their times tables by seeing and practising them frequently.

Playing Games

The timetables and multiplication games you play with your children can sneakily practice what they’re learning. You can help your children remember more information by linking fun and learning, for example, by letting them play games while learning. Students can significantly improve their recall abilities by playing beat-the-clock games. As well as group activities, children can bounce ideas off and have a great time working together. So if you are looking for a fun way to teach times tables, then playing games is the best option!

Use Multiplication Charts

For kids to understand multiplication patterns, multiplication charts are a helpful tool. Follow the rows and columns of the factors to help your child find products on the chart.

 

Explore the chart with your child to see if he or she can find any patterns. If you need hints or clues, provide them. The act of teaching them how to add might be aided by showing him or them that all multiples of 10 end in 0 or 5, for example. The goal of this lesson is to demonstrate that multiplication isn’t a random operation. Predictable patterns are instead followed that can be learned and remembered by them.

Relate Multiplication to Addition

The times tables need to be taught first, so keep that in mind. Start by learning the facts, not memorising them. For now, put those flashcards away!

 

Seeing the relationship between multiplication and addition is important for kids. Make the connection between 3 x 2 and 2 + 2 + 2. Using words alone isn’t enough. Make sure he or she SEES it. Display repeated addition by drawing, drawing with maths manipulatives, or arranging arrays. Consider relating the problems to real-life situations if possible. In this case, you may say, “I would like to give two pieces of candy to you, your brother, and your sister.” What is the number of pieces?” Children will easily relate 3 x 2 to two pieces of candy for each sibling.

Up and Down Ladder

Times table ladders can help your child visualise and solidify times tables in his or her mind. Our ability to remember and apply specific systems increases when we visualise them. There are several ways to use the ladder. Draw a ladder on the butcher’s paper and use it as a physical guide.


Stack the ladder rungs without the answers to the times tables. Ensure your child can access the ladder by placing it on the floor. In this way, they learn their times tables and improve as they climb the ladder. Additionally, as we discussed, they can gain positive reinforcement by exploring the ladder and visualizing. For each table set, you can make a different ladder!

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Get your child to begin by saying times tables forwards (e.g., 2*2, 3*2, 12*2), then move backwards (12*2, 11*2, 2×2). Having established the basics, move your child randomly up the ladder (e.g., 3×2, 9×2). As a result, they will be able to apply what they are learning in a variety of circumstances and will be able to understand what they are learning. 

Skip Counting 

It’s also a good idea to skip count when you’re learning. Many children are more likely to learn multiplication with this method because it simplifies it. As your child learns how multiplication works, they will develop patterns in their mind. While learning times tables isn’t the end goal, it’s a great way to get started! 


Many ways can be used to teach skip counting to your child, depending on his or her learning style and needs. Counting by twos, fours, elevens, or whatever tables your child is learning can be done using an abacus for visual learners. In addition to times tables, this method can also be utilised with money (e.g., five times tables with 5 coins). If you want to reward your child at the end, you can even let them keep the coins.


Would you like to take things to the next level? It is possible to skip count literally by skipping! It may be easier for kinaesthetic learners to understand and remember tasks when they have something tactile to do. Your child may benefit from this activity if they learn through a hands-on activity.

Teach your kids some tricks

Learning times tables are no different – maths is full of tips and tricks. To figure out nine times tables, we like to use our fingers. Spread your fingers out before you. Your left pinky should be down when you calculate 9*1. Where do you stand now? Nine fingers! For 9*2, place the ring finger of your left hand on the ground. Where do you stand now? Then eight fingers or 18 fingers followed by one finger and a gap. You can use this trick up to 9×9 (8 and 1 or 81). Encourage children to ask why these tricks work and why they are mathematically sound when teaching them these tricks.

Make regular quizzes, but don’t overdo it.

After your child has mastered their times tables, it’s time to put them to the test. When you’re not doing anything else, such as walking them to school or waiting for the bus, this is a good time to do this. As well, schedule these drills for a specific day of the week rather than randomly challenging them; that way, it won’t seem like so much trouble. 

Reward their efforts

Providing a little reward for children who work hard on things like timetables doesn’t hurt. Make sure your child isn’t just rewarded for getting answers right. If your child attempts to learn his or her times tables but doesn’t quite grasp it, reward them with a treat. Persistence is encouraged in this way. In addition, you shouldn’t criticise them for getting the answers wrong. There should always be a sense of enjoyment in learning.

Explain the commutative property

As a result of the commutative property, the product of a multiplication problem is not affected by the order in which factors are placed. The fact that 3 x 4 is the same as 4 x 3 should be explained to your child so they can comprehend both facts.


As a result, it is unnecessary to memorise as many multiplication facts as before! In addition to the 2, 5, and 10 tables, there are three other tables that students already know three things about.

Build memory hooks

Talk about any correlations you find between facts and numbers that your child is likely to encounter in his or her everyday life while you introduce new facts.


You might mention that you have six people in your family when you teach 2 x 3 = 6. When introducing 9 x 8, you could say it is the same age as Grandpa. A memory hook is a simple trigger that helps your child’s brain retain memories stored in the brain. These correlations help to form memory hooks.

Practice the times tables consistently.

Building a solid foundation is the first step to practising. It would be fine if you brought out your flashcards as well. Practising and drilling multiplication patterns take place AFTER students understand multiplication patterns and have developed mental strategies to remember answers.


It is important to practice consistently to build recall speed, which is essential for the next step in maths.

First, teach the Easiest Times Tables.

The most accessible times tables should be taught first, even though it might seem natural to introduce them in order. Generally, the most straightforward tables are 2, 5, and 10.


Multiplying by 2

Because they are already familiar with doubling numbers, children usually quickly learn multiplication by two. Using the example above, 6 x 2 equals 6 + 6, which they have already mastered. The idea of multiplying by two can also be emphasised, along with the fact that the number that moves up moves up by a multiple (in this case, by 2s).

 

Multiplying by 5

Since every product ends with a 5 or 0, multiplying by five is pretty simple. Counting by 5s is also something most kids are taught in the early grades. Learning to skip count by 5s requires counting pennies. Learning to multiply by ten may make it even easier for kids to master the five times table.

 

Multiplying by 10

In the same way that many kids have mastered the table of the five, they are also likely to have mastered the table of the ten. To find the answer, have them skip count. By adding a 0 to the original number, your child will be able to multiply by 10. Adding two tens equals ten, adding three tens equals thirty, etc. In the 10s column of the multiplication chart, pay attention to the pattern of products ending in 0.

Looking for Some Extra Help?

You don’t need to worry if you want to teach your child a times table in another way. Our tutoring and mentoring team is incredible. Also, look no further if you are looking for Maths home tuition.

With customised, one-on-one lessons at home, we offer tutoring and mentoring to students for a Maths Subject. 

Our Maths tuition teacher makes sure that every enrolled student gets a dedicated session that can help reinforce their concepts. 


As a result of our support, over 8,000 students have improved their marks by over 20% in the last 11 years! Find out more, or call us on 0330 333 8703 to speak with an inspiring tutor and mentor today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: What is an easy way to remember times tables?

Answer: You can remember multiplication tables best by skip-counting instead of repeating them. By skip-counting, you add the same number until you reach the number you want to count. By skipping two, for example, you would have 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, etc.


Question 2: What times tables do Year 2 need to know?

Answer: Year 2 students learn multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5, and 10 times tables. Furthermore, Year 2 students are taught how to divide and multiply two-digit numbers. The fractions they find in fractions are 13, 14, 12, and 34.


Question 3: Should multiplication tables be memorised?

Answer: Despite the great availability of calculators and their excellent capabilities in many situations, it is still vital to memorise multiplication tables. Your child must recognize the numbers in the multiplication tables to understand division, fractions, and ratios.


Question 4: How do I start learning multiplication facts?

Answer: It’s easiest to memorise x1 or x0, so most people suggest starting with them. Since multiplication is the first concept we need to understand, I recommend starting with x2. To begin with x2, it makes sense for kids who have experience doubling and grouping in pairs.


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