Most of you won't need to read this post. That's cool :) If you do, that's also fine - you can still nail this QTS test.
You do not memorise the timestables by rote.
So if you have a son or daughter, do NOT start going 1 x 6 = 6, 2 x 6 = 12 over a bowl of coco pops.
It's all about building blocks.
And if you are a QTS student, or a 8 year old it's the same process.
First you need to know your 2 timestables. You'll know these if you can add on in 2's e.g 6 + 2 = 8.
Once you've learnt these, you can do your 10's. Easy right - add on a 0. Then do your 5's. easy because it goes 5,0,5,0 like 5, 10, 15, 20.........
Cool. You know 3 timestables so far.
How about learning the 3's?
Ok, it's getting harder now, you will need to add in little bits - either 2 or 1 e.g 9 + 3. 9 + 1 = 10, 10 + 2 = 12
Ok so now you can use your building blocks. 6 x 3. Well we know 5 x 3 = 15 because that's the same as 3 x 5, and then we add on a 3 so 15 + 3 = 18.