Times Tables Mastery

Join the thousands of teachers and parents who are helping their youngsters master their tables at home and school with the proven, easy to implement 4 Step Programme to Times Tables Mastery.

Download the FREE Parents' Manual and the Student Workbooknow >>>.

See your youngsters' confidence grow as they start to look forward to mathematics lessons.

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'The children who followed the programme had significantly improved results compared to the control group. I am delighted to recommend Alan's Programme to you',
Mrs J Sharp, Headteacher,
Broadwater First and Middle School, Worthing.



Times Tables Mastery: The 4 Step Programme

If you have a particular tables problem you would like help with, please email me: alanyoung@timestables4u.com

As a teacher of mathematics at all levels and in many types of schools for thirty years, I know that:
a good 80% of youngsters do not have the necessary facility with times tables knowledge that is essential to obtain good grades in mathematics tests and examinations.

It is a mistake to think that times tables only come into the Primary Syllabus as you will find them in all types of multiplication, division, fraction and percentage work. They pop up when working with factors and multiples, word problems of all types, converting fractions to decimals, geometry, solving simultaneous and quadratic equations, multiplying algebraic factors, finding areas and volumes, negative number work and multiplying and dividing numbers written in standard form. Many of these topics occur in the Secondary curriculum.

Almost all external examinations now have a non-calculator paper which really tests a candidate's facility with tables and other mental arithmetic skills.

The 4 Step Programme can easily be implemented at home or at school and, as you can see in the video above, excellent progress can be made in just a few short weeks. Most youngsters will have made excellent progress by this time next month if you follow the instructions in the Teacher/Parent Handbook.How does the 4 Step programme achieve this?

Virtually all other material obtainable on the internet and elsewhere encourages chanting, singing or writing down tables at length. This does achieve the required result eventually (I learned this way myself about two centuries ago), but it is very slow and frustrating for youngsters who want a much quicker method of learning their tables.

The 4 Step Programme skirts around all this nonsense and focuses on the facts that are not known and how to learn these without stress. Only then do we concentrate on speed of recall. This may sound counter-intuitive. After all, the chanting and singing methods have been used for years by many teachers and parents. But a moment's thought reveals the fallacy - if these methods are so good, how is it that most of our children have very poor tables recall?

The Teacher/Parent Handbook explains the theory of the 4 Step Programme in easy steps and has been designed to be simple to follow.

The Student Workbook contains assessment sheets, practice sheets for multiplication and division and other material to reinforce the skills that have just been learnt.

The 4 Step Programme may be tackled at any of four different levels.

Level 1: The 1, 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Level 2: The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10 times tables.

Level 3: All the tables up to 10 x 10.

Level 4: Extension to 12 x 12.

Everything you require for all four levels is contained within the Student Handbook. If your children are young or are having problems with tables, the best thing to do is to begin at level 1 or 2 and make sure they know everything at that stage. When you think they are ready, simply move up to the next higher level. With the 4 Step programme this is all very straightforward and, again, the Handbook explains everything you need to know.

So, please download the Teacher/Parent Handbook and the Student Workbook now and start sorting out those tables problems once and for all.