12 Class OnAir 2019 Bookwork.mov

Direct Instruction

The learning intention for this lesson was to learn and practice our basic facts.

There are lots of resources out there for learning your basic facts. I have found that in my experience the traditional model of rote learning, and quizzing are still the best ways to learn your times tables. However, you can still use the affordances of digital technologies to do this better.

Extended plan here


I find that these book work questions work really well as 'practice'. They are by no means the most engaging follow-up tasks, but are intended to be short practice tasks that can sit alongside your teaching programme, and more creative tasks. My class aims to spend 10-20 minutes on these types of tasks a day. The payoff I have had from the times table practice in particular has been massive! You can see the evidence of this on the video.

Things to note

The resources below can be copied and used freely. However, you're better off editing and creating your own to suit your class and teaching.

Class Site Content

Walt: memorise our basic facts and times tables.


    • When working away from your teacher complete one set of questions from the times table lists.

            • Pick the Level that most fits with your learning.

    • Choose one of the follow up practice docs to practice the skills you need to work on.







Learner Generated Content

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Matt Goodwin / mgoodwin@ptengland.school.nz


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