Our Times Tables Travels

To help motivate the pupils at St Joseph's learn their times tables, they take part in a round the world journey, starting off in the United Kingdom and ending up in Brazil before trying to gauin entry back in to the United Kingdom. 
 
The main idea is to complete question sheets on the various times tables and when they have completed the sheet correctly in under three minutes, they get their passport stamped and move to the next country. 
 
The following explains which times tables facts each country covers so you can help your children at home. 
 
United Kingdom  x2 and x10
France                x2 and x5
Spain                  x3 and x5
Italy                   x3 and x4
Egypt                  x3, x4 and x6
Kenya                  x4, x6 and x8
South Africa      x6, x8 and x9
India                  x7, x8 and x9
Australia            x7, x9, x12 and square numbers
China                  divide by 3, 4, 6 and 8
Canada               divide by 6, 7, 8 and 9
USA                   divide by 7, 9 and 12 and square roots
Mexico               Random multiple facts
Brazil                 Random division facts
 
Once a child completes Brazil, they will arrange an appointment with Mr Dyson who will give them a 30 second verbal test on 10 random multiplication and division questions. If they complete this, they will receive a trophy and have their passport handed back to them for completing their travels.