Times Tables Course Brisbane

Most terms we run our eight-week times table masterclass called “Smarten Up – Times Tables”. This course is for students who are struggling to learn their times tables.

Smarten Up – Times Tables Eight-Week Course – $250 (includes some resources).

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.  To allow students to settle in each term, we don’t begin the course until week two of the term.

Term 3 – 2020 – This course will be running but due to COVID-19, we are limiting the group size to four people. 

When: Monday afternoons 3:20 pm/3:25 pm start time for an hour. 
Length: 8 sessions, once-a-week, beginning week two of term three: 20 July 2020
Where: Clayfield. Address on application.

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):

  1. helping to understand division, more complex multiplication, most fraction work and factoring.
  2. helping with real-life situations where you are called upon to perform basic multiplication. Eg. Shopping, measuring, cooking, etc.
  3. 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
  • randomising
  • gaming

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.

Whilst some parents have asked us for an intensive programme over a week or two, we can’t accommodate this as part of the improvement requires the repetitive practice over the course of the eight weeks. You will often hear Michelle state that “A little bit of practice a lot” is better than “A lot of practice a bit”.

Please contact Michelle on 0417 916 529 to discuss this further.


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