Times tables underpin so much of mathematical understanding and it is vital to have quick recall (up to 12 times tables) for the 11 plus exam. 

Supporting your child to learn their times tables is crucial to help develop their maths skills and build their confidence. Some children learn by rote; for others it’s impossible. To support their learning, you will need to work out what will help your child to remember them, whether that’s listening or singing times tables songs, using flashcards, putting the tables into practice with puzzles or writing them out. The important thing is to get into the the habit of practising times tables with your child and keep revisiting them frequently.

A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 whose only factors are 1 and itself. A factor is a whole numbers that can be divided evenly into another number. The first few prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17 and 19.

Don’t forget 1 is not a prime number because 1 only has one factor – itself!




Tops 13 plus Late Transfer course starts September 2021!  Featuring paper-based classroom practice/online homework, the course includes all material and resources. Suitable for all Bucks schools including Dr Challoner’s and Royal Grammar School (RGS).