The important link between fluid intelligence and learning times tables
It has been argued that “crystallized intelligence has become disproportionately valued over fluid intelligence”, yet it is fluid intelligence that is closely linked to working memory and which is responsible for the ability to recognise patterns.
It is therefore important that pupils are taught their times tables in a way which engages their fluid intelligence so that they are not only able to understand why times tables form as they do, but also see how their learned knowledge of times tables can help them to solve maths problems in the future.
With this in mind, Brilliant Publications has developed Mighty Fun Activities for Practising Times Tables – a series of photocopiable activity books suitable for Years One to Six.
The Mighty Fun Activities for Practising Times Tables series uses superheroes to motivate children to practise all of the skills needed to solve multiplication, division and word-based times table problems.
The books contain reproducible sheets and are designed to be used as flexible teaching aids which teachers can dip in and out of in any order to support the learning of any times table. They work equally well as stand alone 5 to 20 minute lesson reinforcements or as regular times table learning.
The Mighty Fun Activities for Practising Times Tables series is divided into three books:
- Book 1 – covering multiples of 2, 5 and 10
- Book 2 – covering multiples of 3, 4, 6 and 8
- Book 3 – covering multiples of 7, 9, 11 and 12
For more information and to download sample pages you can try with your pupils, simply visit the links above.