Use and Apply Times Tables

In this worksheet, students will be asked to recall times tables up to 12x, with related division facts, as a basis to build upon for the Level 2 and 3 related worksheets on this topic.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Exam-style Questions: SATs Maths

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: Using Known Facts

Difficulty level:

QUESTION 1 of 10

You have made the brilliant decision to practice for your SATs Maths test.

In this activity, you will spend some time practising times tables and the division facts that relate to these.

Why do you need to know your times tables I hear you ask?!

Well, there are many reasons why;

Times tables help you to do quick mental calculations and problem-solving. If you know that 7 x 3 = 21, you can use this to help you complete 70 x 3 = 210.

You use times tables in everyday life all the time, for instance when working out how many chairs there are to sit on in the hall or when calculating how to share a packet of sweets.

Which times tables do you need to know?

By the end of Year 4, you should know all of the times tables up to and including the 12 x table. So, by the time you take the Year 6 SATs, you feel very confident in all of the times tables.

You also need to know the division facts that go with the times table fact.

For example: 4 x 2 = 8 or, 2 x 4 = 8 and 8 ÷ 2 = 4, or 8 ÷ 4 = 2.

How can you learn the times tables?

Practise, practise, practise!

Learning the times tables is a great way to train your brain!

You may like to learn them through repetition of writing them down or chanting.

You may prefer to play games or ask an adult to 'test' you.

Let's now run through some times table questions.

4 x 8 = ?

7 x 8 or 8 x 7 = ?

32 ÷ 4 = ?

7

8

9

6

27 ÷ 9 = ?

2

4

6

3

Can you match the different times tables with the correct answer?

Column B

9 x 11 =
36
8 x 8
99
7 x 7 =
49
6 x 6 =
64

Can you match the different times tables with the correct answer?

Column B

12 x 12 =
60
3 x 7 =
21
5 x 12 =
144
6 x 6 =
36

Can you match the different division facts with the correct answer?

Column B

28 ÷ 4 =
8
63 ÷7 =
9
40 ÷ 4 =
7
48 ÷ 6 =
10

Can you match the different division facts with the correct answer?

Column B

35 ÷ 7 =
12
36 ÷ 6 =
5
24 ÷ 2 =
12
120 ÷ 10 =
6

Can you match the number sentences with the correct answer?

Column B

35 ÷ 7 =
12
36 ÷ 6 =
5
24 ÷ 2 =
12
120 ÷ 10 =
6

Can you match the number sentences with the correct answer?

Column B

35 ÷ 7 =
12
36 ÷ 6 =
5
24 ÷ 2 =
12
120 ÷ 10 =
6
• Question 1

4 x 8 = ?

32
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do on the first question? Hopefully, you knew the answer was 32!
• Question 2

7 x 8 or 8 x 7 = ?

56
EDDIE SAYS
Give yourself a pat on the back if you wrote 56. Remember that multiplication is commutative, meaning it can be written in any order, it always gives the same answer.
• Question 3

32 ÷ 4 = ?

8
EDDIE SAYS
32 ÷ 4 = 8 is the related division fact. You can use the numbers from this fact to form multiplication sentences such as: 4 x 8 = 32 or 8 x 4 = 32 You can also create another division sentence: 32 ÷ 8 = 4 We call these facts a 'number family'.
• Question 4

27 ÷ 9 = ?

3
EDDIE SAYS
27 ÷ 9 = 3 Again, you can use the numbers from this fact to create multiplication sentences such as: 3 x 9 = 27 or 9 x 3 = 27 You can also create another division sentence such as; 27 ÷ 3 = 9. Again, these facts form a 'number family'.
• Question 5

Can you match the different times tables with the correct answer?

Column B

9 x 11 =
99
8 x 8
64
7 x 7 =
49
6 x 6 =
36
EDDIE SAYS
Phew, that was a bit of a challenge! It's vital to know all of the times tables up to 12 x and to have rapid recall of each. If you're noticing there are some times tables you are finding tricky, make sure you set aside time to practise them.
• Question 6

Can you match the different times tables with the correct answer?

Column B

12 x 12 =
144
3 x 7 =
21
5 x 12 =
60
6 x 6 =
36
EDDIE SAYS
Is this becoming less daunting? You may have found some times tables easier than others to match- this is a great time to take note of those times tables you need to practise.
• Question 7

Can you match the different division facts with the correct answer?

Column B

28 ÷ 4 =
7
63 ÷7 =
9
40 ÷ 4 =
10
48 ÷ 6 =
8
EDDIE SAYS
Don't worry if you found this tricky! The more confident you are with your times tables, the easier you will find it to recall the related division facts and create a number family.
• Question 8

Can you match the different division facts with the correct answer?

Column B

35 ÷ 7 =
5
36 ÷ 6 =
6
24 ÷ 2 =
12
120 ÷ 10 =
12
EDDIE SAYS
You're getting the hang of this! Knowing your times' tables and the related division facts, help your multiplication and division of much larger numbers also.
• Question 9

Can you match the number sentences with the correct answer?

EDDIE SAYS
There was a mixture of multiplication and division sums to solve here. Hopefully, your confidence is growing in your ability to answer these questions.
• Question 10

Can you match the number sentences with the correct answer?

EDDIE SAYS
Keep trying until you get it right! Again, you had a mixture of multiplication and division questions to answer here. Make sure to pay close attention to the mathematical symbol being used! Brilliant effort- that's another activity completed! Why not complete another one to make you feel even more confident?