Research: Improving Times Table Fluency (May 2019)

In 2017 research undertaken by Underwood West Academy and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) looked at what balance of procedural and conceptual approaches was best suited to improving the scores of Year 4 children in timed times tables tests.

External Link: Improving Times Table Fluency (May 2019)

“In 2020, children in Year 4 will be required to take a multiplication tables check (MTC). There is much debate about the need for this test and its format but also about the most effective way to teach and practice times tables, as efficient recall without the need to use precious working memory capacity in calculating tables facts is helpful in making larger multiplication and division calculations and problems easier to solve.”

Click on the external link to visit the IEE website. From there, the full report is available for download.