The Five Times Table: 5 Great Activities for Your Classroom.

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The 5 Timetable: 5 Great Activities For Your Classroom, examples, tips, and fun videos to teach multiplication to your students. Ideal for KS1!

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The 5 Timetable: 5 Great Activities For Your Classroom And More.
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When Do Students Learn the Five Times Table?

The Five times table forms part of the year 2 national curriculum for primary schools in England. By the end of the year, all students must know 2, 5 and 10 times tables. As you may be aware, from June 2021 students are due to be tested nationally by the Multiplication Tables Check (For more information, follow this link).

In the following years, students will be expected to learn 0-12 times tables. This knowledge will help them approach other subjects such as fractions, shapes, and longer multiplications which may include division.

The 5 Timetable: 5 Great Activities For Your Classroom And More.

How are Times Tables Taught in Schools Now?

Before approaching the five times tables, students should know the following:

    • How to count to 100
    • How to add and subtract
    • How to read and write numbers from 0-20 in both numerals and words
    • How to solve one-step problems that involve multiplication and division.
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The Five Times Table Facts

  • Remember, the national curriculum only expects students to learn up to the 12 times tables.
  • You can write your answers in 10 times table and divide by 2 if you have bigger numbers.
  • Regular practise with Emile will lead your students to successfully know their time tables whilst having fun.
  • If you write down the numbers 1-6 twice, like so:





You can write the five times table pattern.





  • As mentioned before, all multiples of five must end in a zero or a five – this is good to keep in mind when approaching large numbers.
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Fun Five Times Table Videos for your Classroom.

Exposing young students to music allows them to use their mind and body together. By mixing music with education, younger students are able to memorise things easier. So when it comes to reciting the times tables, they are able to do it without struggling.

Here are a few examples of the five times table in song form:

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Five Times Table Trick 1

The pattern within the five times table is really easy to spot. This trick is based on recognising that numbers in the five times tables either end in a 0 or a 5.

So 5 x a number = a number that either ends in 0 or 5.

More formally you can see it in sequences:

0, 5, 0, 5, 0, 5, 0, 5…

0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25…

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Five Times Table Trick 2

When you multiply 5 with anything, you have to use the Half-Value 10 times table method. Given, this process might sound complicated, it is surprisingly easy. It also includes division which is great for students to learn.

If 1 x 5 = 5

You can also write: 1 x 10 = 10

Divide by 2 = 5.

Half of 10 is equal to 5.

2 x 5 is equivalent to 2 x 10 = 20 divided by 2 = 10.

So, to find out 8 x 5 =

                • Times 8 by 10 = 80
                • Divide by 2
                • So 8 x 10 = 80 ÷ 2 = 40 = 8 x 5.

To Find out 21 x 5 =

                • Times 21 by 10 = 210
                • Divide by 2
                • So 21 x 10 = 210 ÷ 2 = 105 = 21 x 5

To Find out 600 x 5 =

                • Times 600 by 10 = 6000
                • Divide by 2

So 600 x 10 = 6000  ÷ 2 = 3000 = 600 x 5

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Why is the Five Times Table so Easy to Learn?

As mentioned before, one of the easiest ways of checking your answer is by seeing if your number ends in a 0 or a 5. So, it is easy to tell if a larger number is part of the five timetables or not. For example, the number 2000 ends in a 0, this means it is a multiple of 5. Take the number 2027, this is not a multiple of 5 because it does not end in 0 or 5.

It is also very easy to check if the answer is correct. By applying the 10 timetable and then dividing by 2. 

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