CREATE MEMORY CUES
for fast and confident times tables recall
What table are you working on?
...choose your table and check out the theme!
The themes are really helpful
They form a
KEY MEMORY HOOK
like a memory access point
We all know what it is like to have a mental block when asked a times tables question
Instead of a blank, think of the theme
The theme links all the numbers in the table.
It triggers the picture cues for each times tables answer, helping you to answer confidently.
The themes are easy to remember
Division is easy
with a theme
Hey, that's EASY
96 is an Explorer Eight
It must be divisible by eight!
"Name a factor of 96..."
If you recognise a number as belonging to a particular theme (e.g. you know that 56 is part of the Seven Seas)
then you know it is in the seven times table
so you know that 7 is a factor of 56
The pictures are engaging
You won't lose interest in learning!
Each picture is a
for the multiplication answer
RELATES to the
The power of the memory cue
Making your own connections between the pictures and the numbers
It is a key part of the memorisation process
It helps you process and remember the information
Make up rhymes
Rain and sun makes twenty-one
The curly 6 and 3 mirror the shape of the curly ammonite
See the answer written on the rough bark. Drag 3 fingers down - one for each number
Imagine 7 and 7 are two little boys wearing baseball caps. They both wanted to sit in the deck
chair so they FOUGHT (this gives you the number 4). But the big round daddy NINE told them off and sank into the chair himself.They were both disappointed
Practice makes perfect
Suit yourself - there are so many ways to use these cards and stickers