# Practise & Learn Times Tables (Ages 5-7)

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## Description

This bright, friendly book has lots of Times Tables practice at exactly the right level for 5-7 year olds.

The colourful pages start with a quick reminder of the times tables, then have loads of sums, fun exercises and brain-teasing problems.

There's also a pull-out answers section with helpful tips if your child is struggling with the topic.

Practise & Learn Times Tables (Ages 5-7) | |
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Product Code | EN1017 |

Publisher | CGP |

ISBN 10 | 1847627447 |

ISBN 13 | 9781847627445 |

## Reviews (70)

i bought this for my 7 year old daughter who was struggling, it worked wonders she was reciting her times tables fluently within a week and the school could not believe the change in her. It gave her so much more confidence to work with numbers and helped greatly. Thank you exam ninja.

Bought for my 6 year old daughter. Really helped as reinforced her times tables learning at school. Gave her fun ways to practise at home.

What a great way to learn those times tables! Reciting them is okay, but this book really does help with the consolidation of recall and number skills.

This is an excellent resource for children learning their times tables. It can be difficult to get children to practise as it's not the most fun pursuit in the world, but with times tables practice is everything. My daughter loved this book with it's colour and variety and she quite happily sat for 15 minutes at a time going through all the problems. Highly recommended.

A useful tool to support your child's learning of their times tables. I am using this to help both my children consolidate the work they are doing in school. I found tables incredibly heard to remember in school so anything I can find to help aid them is gratefully received.

My 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son enjoyed using this book, despite the fact that it is aimed at 7-11 year-olds. It is colourful, with attractive graphics to make maths seem fun. These illustrations are mainly of animals. This book takes the student from the three to the twelve times table. There are also mixed questions, which test the student's knowledge of more than one times table at a time. There are plenty of different question styles to help maintain the student's interest. There are also suggested extension activities, which you can use to help your child practise their times tables. These ideas can be as simple as asking them to count how many pairs of socks they own, before asking them to use the two times table to work out the total. Anything that makes times tables practical and relevant is a good thing in my book. You could probably come up with these ideas yourself, but when there are children involved and you are under pressure it's useful to have a resource like this to turn togas a reward for completing the book, there is a times tables board game printed on the inside back cover. It's called Race To The Treasure. It has a pirate theme, asking the player to answer sums to get to the treasure.

Ran this past our 8 year old a few times so far and she has been happy doing a whole section at a time. Although not the biggest fan of homework in the world, she said that it was 'not too annoying'! The book covers the 3,4,6,7,8,9,11 and 12 times tables with two mixed sections (that cover 5 and 10) and a final section with all of them. The sections are broken down into a box with the times table in to begin with. This is followed by some basic sums, where you fill in the blank (i.e.. Blank x 3 = 9) and then a section where the sums are written in a mixture of words and numerals. Then comes a section with visual prompts, followed by a group of problems to solve. The section then ends with a page of questions to run through quickly. I think this is an excellent way for kids to learn and practice their times tables. The sections are constructed so as to give the child confidence that they know the tables backwards and there is plenty of opportunity for reinforcement and praise. I think the books have value - they're a bit of an investment for something you could probably do yourself, but I think they make the point to the child that you consider it worthwhile spending to help them with their learning (and to be honest I don't think I'd be as thorough if I was just practicing them with her without a prompt!).

So your children are in KS2 and finding learning times tables a struggle? Let me recommend this. Like their other 'practice and learn' books this is clear, exercises are well designed and the child will be able to do this with minimal guidance from a parent. Again the problem this book addresses is the problem with maths teaching at school. It does this in a constructive way, by supporting the parent and getting them to compensate the deficiencies in the school system. The problem is - political interference, endless re-drafting of syllabuses and curricula. Rage against the system as much as you like but make sure you concentrate on your own children and help them. Stat here.

Very useful book, perfect for my 10 year-old to work on maths skills in the run-up to his SATs. Highly recommended for the age group, exercises were interesting & fun (according to him!)

This is a good book. One of my daughters is 7 and likes maths but is not keen on homework. I keep these in the house like colouring books and she will pick it up and do a page or two before moving onto something else. The pages are varied and colourful and the instructions are easy to read and understand. She rarely needs help to read the question, most are obvious without reading the instructions anyway. The book reinforces the principle of time tables including the repetition and the application to problem solving.

This book is really good for re-enforcing children's knowledge of the times tables. I liked how the exercises help with their understanding rather than just memorizing the times tables as a list. For example it shows visually five lots of three in piles of footballs, and the four times table using four-legged animals. CGP have managed to get a fair amount of variety into what is normally not the most exciting of subjects for children to learn. I found it really good and I recommend all the CGP practise and learn books

My son is in year 2 and need to know 2,5 and 10 times table to start with. Good for the weekend.

My seven year old daughter is enjoying the activities in the book and is becoming more confident with it. Initially she had a 'helping hand' from the answers section in the middle, so be sure to remove this before giving it to your child! It is excellent for letting them work through sections alone, or to sit together and talk over the answers, obviously depending on how your own child learns best. My daughter has now started using the book to devise tests for me, then she checks my answers; I add in the occasional wrong answer as a twist to test her marking too!!This series of books is very well designed, has good illustrations and is welcoming to children because they look fun. I highly recommend them

I really like this series of books. Plenty of times tables exercises to do on 44 pages, big boxes to write the answers in, the answers are included in a middle pull out section - not included in the page count so it's a full 44 page workbook. The text is large and easy to read and there's a board game style back cover page. The back paper page has the complete times tables so you'll have to check your child doesn't keep looking back to this page. Some of the questions are purely maths but lots of the times table questions reference the real world - footballs, cats and dogs legs, referencing weights, sweets, money etc. The questions are better than the pure number crunching homework my children bring home from Primary School. Highly recommended.

I think I must have bought all the books out there that encourage children to learn their times tables, believe me. My daughter lacks confidence and seems to forget her tables overnight. That's why I buy so many of these books, to try and give her extra practice. She really likes this one because the pictures are good and they have some good fun ways of putting across the ideas in lots of different ways. For example, the four times table has really cute pictures of dogs and cats and you have to say how many legs on three cats and so on! I use books by this publisher for GCSE revision (I'm a teacher) - and I always find them full of useful stuff at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

This is a great little book for the little guys. There are plenty of exercises for the child and for the price, it seems to be a big steal! What makes it outstanding is the use of familiar objects, things the child interacts with or at least is aware of. Dogs and cats as well as eggs are used to construct multiplication exercises. Each section starts with an example after which questions follow. The questions are really varied, from straight - forward '1 X 6' to the worded ones like what is six multiplied by itself or what are three sixes to those requiring a little logic, like '£60 is shared between 6 people, how much money does each get?'This is highly recommended, and by the time your kids cracks almost all the questions, you are sure he/ she is up to a good start.

This book is colourful and has plenty of pictures in, ensuring that it is attractive to kids. It goes through the times tables up to the 12 times table, with various review pages in between to make sure that the child understands and doesn't forget. It uses different methods to revise the times tables without making it boring, for example by using mazes and colouring pictures. The questions also use all the various ways of asking the same thing to ensure that the child knows that they mean the same thing (e.g. what are three sixes / how many sixes make 48 / what is six multiplied by two?)An interesting and attractive way of reviewing times tables.

Like all Practice and Learn titles, another brilliant practice book that makes learning fun and easy. Lots of exercises and can be completed in less than a week. Highly recommended.

After years of struggling to learn her times tables at last my daughter is enjoying using them! She really likes using this book because it makes using her knowledge fun. It isn't boring (according to her) nor is it too babyish it seems to be just the right level for her to actually for the first time enjoy doing maths!

Learning times tables has for years been difficult, the reasons are many, but the main reason I feel is fear. It can be so easy to get things wrong, wires crossed - haven't we all (well most of us) done this? With calculators so readily available some might ask, 'What's the point'. Perhaps the answer is a simple one, make learning tables (and everything else for that matter) fun. I love these books as they bring real fun into learning, especially in this book where the idea of learning all those numbers and getting them right(!) can be daunting. No so with this book, it succeeds in helping children learn whilst entertaining at the same time. Brilliant.

A great range of activities, 4 pages per each times table, from the 3 times table to the 12 times table, which was perfect for my 8 year old. Introduces them to the times table and different ways of saying asking the question what is multiplied by what to get what. In full colour, engaging and well laid out.

I would like to give a round of applause to the writer of this book. I could not believe that it was possible to make times tables interesting - but they have managed to. This book is great! As with all books in this series - its written in the form of a puzzle book, but with really good educational content. Its well illustrated with good use of space and colour, and makes multiplication practice fun. It takes all the tables in order from three to twelve and provides good visual aids (count the pairs of legs on a dog etc. The answers are published in the centre for easy marking, and all the tables are published at the back. We took this out laminated it for easy reference. A good buy.

My 7 year old loves this and enjoys doing any kind of worksheets out of school. This would be excellent to keep practicing the times tables over the long summer holidays. Each number has different activities based on the times tables and the hope is that it's fun for a child to do. Well my daughter loved this and has had a good number of sessions at it each time choosing which number to work on filling in the gaps where answers are required. Her favourite and mine is the 9 times table!!!Excellent!

This is another fantastic book in the series, these books make learning tables fun and children seem to enjoy the lessons. The books are colourful and make use of pictures to make tables easy to learn and remember. The book has a pullout section in the middle, which is handy if an older sibling is helping out. If your child struggles with their tables then give this great little book a go.

My 9 year old twins have used this book and they both say that they found it really helpful and easy to use, but most importantly they found it FUN to use - what can be better than that!? They use the same series of books at school, so they found it really easy to use this one at home - from the great reviews they gave it I would certainly buy them more in this series.

My daughter is not confident with mathematics, and to help got this book. It is laid out in such a way that it is not intimidating to do, with clearly laid out questions and tables. She likes doing the tests in the book and is getting more confident with maths. So, a win for the book . Great book.

This is a times tables practice and learn book for 7-11 year olds. Has 44 pages starting with 3 times tables up to 12 times tables with mixed questions at the end. Each times tables section comes with the full times table written out, shame really as the child can see this when answering the questions on the same page. The questions are offered in a number of ways e.g. 7x2= ? or in written format How many twos make fourteen. Liked the mazes which you have to follow the lines that are multiples of 3 etc and the book offers the questions in a variety of ways using money/ boxes etc to make the most out of the book I would suggest photocopying it first as you have to write your answers in the space provided making it a one use only book. Photocopying would also be useful to monitor progress over the weeks and good for sharing with other sibings.Also available from this range is English 5-7, 7-11/ maths 5-7, 7-11 / handwriting 5-7/ spelling 5-7 and times tables for 5-7 years. Surprised no reward/ sticker for encouragement supplied. Thumbs up from me is your looking for help with times tables.

great learning book for children age 7 to 11,all the times tables up to 12 times table, brain teasers, mixed questions such as how many fives are the same as 45.this book does make learning fun e.g. t shirt £6 matt buys 9 t shirts how much as he spent? he also as 4 other friends he went shopping with. a race to the treasure at the back of the book and a pull out answers section think Luke will love this would highly recommend

I think this book is a really valuable tool for children to use to go over what they've learnt at school. I've believed that multiplication, especially, is aided by constant repetition, as many older people will have learnt it, coupled with clear explanation of the meaning of a multiplication problem and this book does just that. Very helpful indeed.

We got this for our 8 year old son. He is becoming a little bit of a maths wiz and we wanted to get him something to keep his interest alive. This book is really engaging. Trying to write a book to make maths fun would seem difficult in my opinion - but that's because maths was never a favourite of mine. He loves it though. Every night before he goes to sleep he has the book open and is doing another section. There isn't really much more I can say. If you child is interested in maths this is a great book for him/her to get involved in. And for the price it really is a no brainer.

The 10 year old this was for enjoyed going through her tables in this book and importantly, and not always typical with work, without complaint. So of that it comes recommended. It should provide a nice easy way to reinforce their learning of the times table. It very specific to what it does and does so well.

My daughter isn't the world's fastest learner when it comes to Maths, so extra work at home really helps her keep up. Not having tried the Practice and Learn series before, I wasn't sure what to expect, but the bright design and fun exercises really helped to keep her interest and allow me to go through the book with her much faster than planned. The exercises vary nicely by asking questions in different ways (2 x 9, two lots of 9 etc) and my daughter actually enjoyed making her way through the book. For adults who are not so sure of their own maths skills, there is a useful answer sheet included to mark the questions. Very handy! We'll be looking at the English and Maths sets after the success of this Times Table book.

I've always been embarrassed by my uselessness at Maths. Now as an adult learner, it helps to revise in a way that is fun rather than the old fashioned way of revising by writing them out repeatedly. I can also use this to help my children learn them in a more enjoyable way and we are all testing each other's knowledge.

'Practise & Learn Times Tables,' is another helpful book from CGP, suitable for children in years 3-6. There are 2 full colour double page spreads for each times table covered (3x, 4x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 11x, 12x) where the table is presented in words and pictures and then 6 different tasks to test the child's knowledge. These activities are mainly 'fill in the box,' however I do like these as it is not just multiplication that is learnt but also the related division facts. There are also questions presented as word problems which are useful plus some more 'fun' activities such as a maze which can only be completed by passing multiples of 6.As well as the separate pages for each table there are 2 sets of mixed questions; one near the beginning for 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 10x tables and at the end for all the tables. There is also a game inside the back cover, a page containing all the tables and a pull out answer booklet. I would have liked to have seen the 2,5 and 10 times tables included as full pages as many children still lack the understanding of these tables in Key Stage 2, however these are included in the Key Stage 1 book. I would recommend this book as it is always good to have more help and different ways of practising when learning this crucial maths skill.

We love these books and this is no exception. My 6 year old son is a bright but lazy. He does the minimum and this (and the rest of the series) has empowered him to have some work to do which is fun and his own. The layout is colourful and fun and we send him to his room to do 20 minutes of work, he always wants to do more. The times tables are lovely and are a selection of mixed tables and individual ones. There is even a selection of games to play. Really well laid out and thoroughly recommended. Definitely not too hard for a bright 6 year old

My wife is a teacher and uses these books as resources to teach.. Cannot fault that as a litmus. The books are straightforward to understand from the parental perspective and also from your child's. Well conceived exercises for the emerging academic all the way through this is a recommended purchase.

Got this for my 8 year old son whom is learning his timetables at school......his weekly homework is to learn and practise them, but he really struggles at times to get the enthusiasm to do it....however, this book has renewed his interest as it has quirky little bits in like pictures and is well presented for the age range. An excellent 'visual tool' for those children who work well better when things are much clearer when visually presented rather than just written numbers. My son has Aspersers and needs more visual aids when learning at school ad we would definitely recommend this product as its helped him come on well.

This book is exactly what it says it is - a book of times tables. It makes the topic interesting by using a variety of methods of testing learning and knowledge. It's a useful book for parents to work through with their child(ran) to understand where the child is doing well or having problems. And the answers are a useful addition to check results. Alternatively the child can work through at their own pace. The book is laid out so the answers can be removed as a part of the book without damaging the rest of the book, which is a good idea.

I ordered this for my 8-year old stepdaughter who is extremely bright but is also having problems with certain times tables. She enjoyed the book very much at first, but some of it takes a little more effort and time than comes naturally to her. It's a very handy resource, is presented in a way which engages children's interest well and, thanks to the increasing difficulty towards the end of the book, isn't something that will be completed and forgotten about quickly. An excellent way to keep your child practising maths in addition to their schooling.

This kept a 7 year old entertained on a long train journey and has definitely helped him learn his times tables. The exercises are presented in fun and varied ways to keep the child going. It must be good as it keeps coming out ahead of comics!

My 8 year old son is not a maths fan, and we have started doing 15-30 minutes of practice at home every day to build his confidence and reinforce his schoolwork. The problem is finding more of the appropriate books to use. This has been excellent, and is helping him enormously with times tables fast recall. We have been through the repetitive reciting of the tables, and the quick fire questions (and still do this). Now we have another tool for improvement. Very good, as you'd expect, and an easy way to supply your child with practice opportunity for this central maths skill.

this book helps with learning and practise of the times tables,3 - 12 times tables, for ages 7-11 years it contains maths questions about the 3-12 times tables and also contains the answers in the middle of book, so can be removed (so no cheating)great book that my daughter, just turned 7yrs old yesterday, liked doing and helped her learn the times tables found she enjoyed doing it and it wasn't like a chore

I have one son who is a whizz at maths and has learned his tables with almost no effort. The same is not true, however, for his little brother and therefore I decided to get this book to see if I could help make the learning process a little less painful. This book is aimed at 7-11 year olds, and assumes that they are pretty comfortable with their two and five times tables. It therefore starts off with the three times table. The way in which each times table is covered is pretty much the same - we start off with the table written out for the child to go through and repeat a few times. They are also supposed to write it out a few times, but there is no way that my son would entertain that idea! Alongside the written out table, it quite helpfully shows the number pictorially as groups of threes, (for the three times table), which may help more visually oriented children to grasp the concept. Useful. There are then a number of exercises to try to cement the table in the child's brain. These include for example: filling in the blanks; word-based questions such as 'how many threes are the same as twenty one?' and matching multiplication sums to the correct answer. Whilst I wouldn't claim that this book makes learning times tables wildly exciting, (what on earth could?!), it does provide solid practise and repetition and yet doesn't feel too much like hard work. For any child that doesn't find learning their tables easy, this book may just help them to get this useful skill under their belt without too much pain and will reinforce any work that they're doing at school in this area. Interestingly, and it's a minor point, but this workbook only covers up to 10 times each number. Whatever happened to 11 times and 12 times?!This book feels like good value for money and is well worth a try. It has certainly helped my son a lot with his tables! Recommended.

This is a useful book that covers an impressive range of multiplication practice for quite a short volume. The tasks are thoughtful, and lively and professionally phrased. There is a good level of stimulation and fun to be had hereon the downside, I wonder if there is that much here that can't be found elsewhere, perhaps presented in a little bit more colourfully? Shop around, but this is not a bad item.

This book contains some great exercises to encourage and cajole the reluctant 7-11 year old into understanding his/her times tables. Plenty of exercise and room to write your answers. There is an answers section for the adult marker. Not more to add really a great exercise book. Worth the money.

We have now tried out several books fro the Practise and Learn series with our school age daughter, and it's always nice to see a product which is designed to help children get to grips with their times tables in a fun but educational way. This book carries on from the previous one, which covered the 'basic' times tables, and so does not include the 1, 2 5 or 10 times tables. If you're not entirely confident with times tables yourself (!) there is a pull out section in the middle with all the answers on. We liked the illustrations, which were helpful without being unnecessarily childish, and the way that it was colourful throughout. A good buy all round we thought!

Practise & Learn: Times Tables for ages 7 to 11 (key stage 2) is perfect for helping your children learn their tables with ease. The brightly coloured pages are set out in an easy to read type face with illustrations scattered throughout. All the tables up to 12 are covered with the exception of tables 1, 2, 5 and 10 which are NOT included in this practise guide. Each number has four pages of times table exercises dedicated to itself and also there are two mixed question sections aimed at helping your children to remember their tables. (Please note that the mixed question sections do include some questions for the 1, 2, 5 and 10 tables)My 10 yeast old son found the questions and exercises included fun and not too difficult, which is definitely a win situation. An excellently laid out answer section is included, easy enough for your child to be able to mark her own answers. There is also an enjoyable game included on the inside back page (requiring a counters and dice)Practice & Learn ... a great series of books to help your children with key stages 1 and 2.

A nice multiplication book for 7 to 11 year olds. Clearly laid out, asks questions in a variety of ways - for example, a dog has four legs, if there are 3 dogs how many legs are there? Like many other books of its kind, but worth trying if your child needs a little extra practice.

This is a good book for children who are learning their times tables from scratch or need some consolidation. While it is not too challenging, it is a straightforward tool for building confidence and ability in the times tables. There are a good variety of puzzles and activities for children to do which help to keep the questions interesting. I was hoping to use this with my Year 6 class but I think the book is too easy for them. However, it is definitely one for children who need a bit of a boost and a reminder of their times tables. My only criticism would be that while the book goes up to 12x, the multiples in each section only go up to 10x. Still a good buy, though, for parents whose children may be struggling.

The first caveat is that any maths book aimed at an age range as big as 7-11 is going to mean that a lot of kids are going to fall outside the scope of the book even if their age says they should be in it. An 11 year old who was good at maths would be bored rigid by it and an 7 year old who found it difficult would be way out of their depth. To me (and I'm not a teacher - just a parent of a kid in Year 4) this looks the sort of level that most kids will be on in years 4-5 depending upon how easy/difficult they find maths and times tables. They are a mix of 'problem' style questions (if 9 people share 63 sweets how many does each person get?) and straight forward sums 7 x 'Blank' is 35 - and you have to fill in the blank. The only flaw is that they are grouped by times table - i.e. two pages on the six times table, followed by two pages on the seven and so on. I noticed my daughter powering through a page of seven times tables and was suitably impressed then realised that she had spotted the fact that if a sum didn't have a 7 written down (e.g. 5 x blank is 35) then the blank space had to be filled with a 7 so she wasn't even bothering to work it out she just spotted which ones didn't have a seven and wrote 7 in all of he boxes then went back to work out the ones she needed to. The only thing I'd recommend is to scan/photo copy the pages (for personal use only, obviously) before they are used so you can use them again in a few month's time - otherwise even at that price it's a bit expensive for a once through use.

This is a brightly coloured workbook written to help 7-11 year olds learn the times tables. It is suitably written and pitched at the age group it aims for. Can be used to supplement teaching in school at home.

This exercise book is made is similar manner to other CGP books, with clear fonts and layout colourful illustrations, nothing really extraordinary, similar to exercises provided by the school but more appealing to the children, maybe because they are not black and white photo copies. The book is targeted at children 7-11 years old - my daughter is only 6 (year 2) and she was only able to go through the first few pages so we are waiting for next year to continue. It does not only have timetables but also mazes, games, questions that teach kids thinking, not only remembering the answers. Like in other CGP books a board game on the last / cover page, where you have to answer math questions to move forward with your counter, is always a bonus (counters and dice not provided).

An interesting and user-friendly supplement to your child's learning of the time-tables. Probably best for those who have completed learning of all the tables and for full revision and reinforcement at that final stage. As another reviewer has suggested, it would be an excellent (and economical) idea to photocopy pages before first use and then use these for revision further down the line - for your own use obviously! No one book will address all the needs of a learning child but this, accompanied by a good cd, lots of practice on the internet and practical activities at home (sharing sweets between friends etc) will provide a solid foundation for times-table learning which is the basis of so much of mathematics.

Used this with our 8 year old daughter who is learning these tables at school and for whom 'dry' repetition was losing any attraction. The variety of exercises has proven effective at alleviating boredom and she actually claims to enjoy using it! From our perspective, anything that makes her revision more than a chore is a winner. Tasks seem to cover a mid primary to early secondary age range and, provided you supervise what is done, this is a very easy exercise book to use and we believe has been of real benefit. An occasional Americanism creeps in in terms of spelling but in overall terms we would recommend this as a very worthwhile learning aid.

Very well structured model based on repetitive pattern. Going through each chapter (x2, x3, x4, etc.) a child is asked to repeat the same lines in different forms, which is fun, and creative, and at the same time helps to memorize the table in a conscious way. Both my children enjoyed going through it and found this way of learning entertaining. However, on their request, I reserved one rating star because the x5 chapter is unexplainably missing.

My 9 year old daughter quickly took to this book - I think she was intrigued about a different presentation of her times tables. This is such a key part of her maths, so I honestly believe that we need to help our kids in anyway possible, and a for a few quid, this book is excellent. Well worth a go - my daughter actually really enjoys her maths anyway - but really nicely laid out book. Wish I had these at school!

I got this to help with inspiration for homework/revision ideas for my year 4 and 5 classes. It provides a section on the three times tables through to the twelve times tables with some mixed/all times tables questions in the last two sections. Each section has some straight forward fact reading lists with matching arrays/dots to reinforce the 'repeated addition' perspective. Then each section has some missing digit problems ( [] x 3 = 9 ), some written/word type problems similar to some of the mental tests given (What is three multiplied by five?), some picture based problems (5 sets of 3 footballs, etc...) and some puzzles or applied skills based problems (A bag of sweets costs 9p. How much would 4 bags cost?). Answers and extension tasks are included too. If buying this for your own child it would be a great revision tool. My only grumble at the moment is that I don't feel it does enough to reinforce the corresponding division facts link.

Quite pleased with this book and the companion book I got at the same time on Basic Maths. I've not actually gone through this book with my kid yet because it's probably a little too advanced for him but I have gone through it myself and being the sister book to the Practice & Learn: Maths book that we have done I can confirm it is of the same quality. Nice bright illustrations along with making learning the times tables something that happens almost subconsciously as you work through the problems along with a game you can play at the end. My only real criticism would be that 11 year olds would probably find it's content too easy and possibly a little childish but for the lower ages it's highly recommended

Times tables were a real chore to learn but this book aims to bring a bit of colour and fun to the dry business of learning tables. There are fun colourful pictures and games and exercises which will help children to learn them more quickly.

Picked this up after attending Parent's Evening at my daughters school and being told she was struggling with her maths lessons. A lot of it seemed to stem from a lack of confidence in her ability, so using this book at home in a pressure-free environment has allowed her to develop and rebuild her confidence. She had no complaints about working through it, which is almost as good as an outright recommendation from a 7 year old who would rather be playing Moshi Monsters!

I am a Maths tutor and I can't stress enough how important it is for children to learn the times tables. When they can manage the tables well, lots of Maths that follows is that much easier, multiplication, division, fractions... Of course they lose heart when it is difficult, so parents: do your kids a favour and help them with the times tables. Books like this one that make it as easy as possible are good, but it needs the parents to do it with them. Still, I applaud the effort to present the times tables in an appealing booklet that hopefully encourages children and parents to use it. Highly recommended, mostly for the content.

This book is aimed at ages 7-11 years old however is immediately more accessible for those at the younger end of the spectrum. When receiving it our 11 year old boy was not hugely impressed. That said he did have a play with it and managed a couple of pages before stopping again. Our (slightly older) girl saw it as a quick boredom buster and had a play with it for longer. My main tip is to ensure you work through the book with your kids, especially if they have low boredom thresholds. The variety of methods used to present the times tables is good and allows both boys and girls to have a little fun whilst doing it. There are straight test like questions varying to a form of paint by numbers and use of pets and football. The game at the back of the book is a decent way of reinforcing the messages.

Unfortunately, multiplication tables are one area of knowledge that really needs to be learned by rote, and this needs to be done during Key Stage 2. It's no good later on having to work out seven times six from first principles - it will get in the way of your child's KS 3 learning. This book helps to provide reinforcement for the three times table up to the twelve times table. There are two double-page spreads for each times table and another for mixed tables, with seven exercises in each section, including 'fill in the blanks' sums and word questions ('how many sevens are the same as 63?').It makes for useful reinforcement, and there's an answer book for those of us that may not have learned our multiplication tables as well as we hope our children will!

This book is good, in tear of content it is very much the same as all of the other learn / exercise books for kids you can buy. However my daughter said 'it is more fun' as the pictures are more colourful and more relevant for this age group. It also contains a removable 'solutions' section - this is good as some other books have it printed at the end with no means of removal (so kids can cheat).I found is a little too advanced for 7 year olds (year 3), I'd say it's for year 4 - 5 onwards.

I really like this series as they are easy for the children to pick up and learn from independently. The main aim of the book seems to be making the challenges of learning fun. The content compliments the Schools' teaching. It offers a benchmark to see how well your children are learning. Practice & Learn - a great series.

There are so many exciting ways to reach mathematics that I despair a little when I come across the same old lack of imagination. This is little more than a glossed up school book. if that is what you want then it is fine. I think it would have been easy to have done better. No English teacher would ever teach English in the same way that maths is taught here. Mathematics is a language, and I wish it was taught with the same creativity as any other language. When it is not many children are put off. The book goes through each times table. The multiples are shown as sums equalling set of dots. I thought the sets of dots could and should have been much clearer. There were some puzzles and set of sums to do. The same pattern was then repeated over and over. Money is used as an example of what multiplication is for. The sums included disguised division. When I was a small child I can remember my dad trying to teach me the times table by rote on the walk to school. That did not work well. Nor did the school book exercises, which were similar to what is in the book. What worked for me and every other child I know has been playing games with numbers. Board games, card games, races, counting games, sharing out teams, playing with old coins, shopping, they all involve applying numbers. I hope that whenever you present your children with mathematical exercises like those in this book, that you will also give them more enjoyable reasons to apply those exercises. Mathematics empowers children, it is important that they are never put off from using it.=====================Some children will always struggle with the conventional methods of multiplication and division. It is useful to be reminded that there are other very efficient means of doing sums that many of these children can perfect. We should not forget finger maths, the abaca us, and the slide rule. For longer numbers the Trachtenberg system of speed mathematics is excellent, yet so little known about in this country.

We ordered this because our daughter was very worried about learning her times tables at school. We tried to teach her ourselves using pencil and paper, but she just couldn't grasp it. She was very excited when the book arrived, as it is more like a puzzle book than a school book, with lots of brightly coloured illustrations. The book helpfully lays out each table in turn, and then gives several different 'puzzles' to solve for each one. I think that having this friendly layout made it less daunting, and although we haven't finished the book yet, we are pleased with what she has achieved so far, and hope that by the end she will not be so concerned.

The first thing my 6 yr old grandson did when I gave him this book to have a look at was get me to work with him through some of the exercises. The well laid out, colourful and imaginative format immediately engaged him and he seemed to treat it more as a fun-to-do quiz book than a school book. That for me was a measure of the worth of this book and I intend to get him the others in the series. Thoroughly recommended by me (and him).

This Mathematics activity book that deals with multiplication tables is a nice addition, with interesting and varied ways to engage a young mind. It's good to see the tips and various ways in which a young person can acquire knowledge that is really essential to the basis for further learning. I can remember a time when all you got was the multiplication tables and told simply to learn it by heart. While that way did work, the methods employed here help the individual to understand the context that this knowledge may be used, later on in studies but also in everyday life, where resorting to calculator may not be practical or the best way to go about things. A good and useful book to help top your child's learning or to give them a slight head start. I believe that most 10 to 11 year olds should be beyond this stage of Mathematics learning, hence my concern at the age range it is aimed at. Still a worthy four stars

I got this for my 8 year old daughter who is currently learning her times tables at school. I found this book contained similar exercises to her worksheets from school. They are written in a stimulating and informative way and my daughter wasn't unhappy about looking through the book. Even my 3 you was looking through the book and picking out numbers she recognised. A nice little book.