The seven times table has proven to be the most difficult times table to learn. Why? Perhaps because seven is a prime number – and its last digit is not repeated until you get all the way up to 7 x 10. There is no ‘halfway point’ and no obvious regular pattern.
Our seven times table poster presents this difficult table visually, with a staggering 1-150 top-down grid. It also introduces different ways of learning the seven times table, including:
- visual patterns
- number sense techniques specific to the seven times table
- a quick way to remember the hardest maths product of all!
Number sense can be beautifully described as “making friends with numbers” – it goes beyond the calculations and procedures we have to learn. Fostering number sense can come with including strategies for finding alternate methods to the outcome. Being able to take numbers apart and put them together again in more effective ways shows a wonderful case of number sense.
This poster shows you not only the visual and spatial processing of the seven times table, but also how to use number sense strategies to find its products that don’t easily come to mind.