Wasn’t the five times table the best? Twos, fives and tens – bring them on! Fives can quite easily be learned by rote – they are rhythmic and repetitive. However, rote learning has its negatives – the most obvious being that you have to ‘sing the whole song’ to get to your answer. It also only allows for a superficial understanding of what is really going on. Wouldn’t it be better if your child learned their five times tables in a number of different ways to strengthen their understanding?
This chart shows the five times tables visually – simplified for the younger mathematicians, focusing on just the visual and spatial relationships between the numbers.