Times Tables Course Brisbane
Each term we run our eight-week times table masterclass called “Smarten Up – Times Tables” (on Monday mornings before school – 7 am to 8 am – or Friday afternoons after school – 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm). This course is for students who are struggling to learn their times tables.
Alternatively, if we can get a minimum of four people, we will run our “Times Tables Games” (Friday mornings before school – 7 am to 8 am) for those who almost know their times tables but need to practise them a bit more.
The Friday classes for term 4 start on the first Friday back and the Monday classes for term 4 start on the second Monday back. (We don’t run these courses anywhere else sorry!)
Smarten Up – Times Tables Eight-Week Course – $250 (includes some resources).
Times Tables Games – $128 for the full eight weeks or part thereof depending on when you start. We need a minimum of four students to run this class. If you are interested, see if you can rally a group together.
We will take bookings for the Smarten Up – Times Tables eight-week course up to (and including) week two of the eight-week programme (so if you miss the first or second day that is fine – we can arrange an afternoon make up). And if there is a date that clashes with another commitment, we can organise a make up for that too.
We will take bookings for the Times Tables Games course at any point in the term as it doesn’t matter when you start but we do need a minimum of four students to run it. The price will be decreased accordingly.
Knowing your Times Tables so that you can instantly recall them is an absolute necessity in life for a range of reasons including (but not limited to):
- helping to understand division, more complex multiplication, most fraction work and factoring.
- helping with real life situations where you are called upon to perform basic multiplication. Eg. Shopping, measuring, cooking, etc.
- doing more complex mathematics. ie. Multiplication is one of the basic building blocks of all sorts of mathematics.
Here at The Lime Zone we have noticed that many students simply don’t know their times tables. The longer it takes for a student to master their times tables, the more it impacts on the learning of more complex mathematics. With more being packed into the standard Australian curriculum, classrooms simply don’t have the time to spend on the times tables. And with most parents working or time poor, there is precious little time left to help the students learn at home.
We have developed a programme that runs for eight sessions (one hour a week for eight weeks) which also includes a workbook and some resources for the students to use at home by themselves. The workbook is important because the best way to learn them is to practise, practise, practise.
So that we cater for a range of learning styles, our programme employs a variety of techniques including:
- solidifying skip counting
- working through each set of tables in the recommended, non-sequential way
- structured drills (timed and untimed)
- verbalising, writing, watching, reading
These techniques are achieved using a variety of tools including traditional classroom style chanting, use of a data projector, pen and paper, charts, whiteboard, tangible games as well as computer-based drills.
Our target group for this course are students in grades three to seven. We will accept grade two students but please ring to discuss before booking them in.