Remember learning times tables at school?

Knowing your times tables is so important for unlocking the world of maths. They underpin so much of the maths curriculum apart from just multiplication, such as division and fractions.

I find with my children they can count well in 3s, 4s and so on but throw a “what’s 6 times 7?” question at them they have to think about it.

With the eldest in year 6 and starting secondary school in September I am turning into a times tables bore.

We were thrilled to be sent a pair of Counting On Gloves – the fun way to get those times tables learnt.

Each finger, starting on the left thumb with the one times, has the times table for that number. So for example the two times tables counts up on the left hand at de 2,4,6,6,10 and on the right hand 12,14,16,18,20 with each finger correlating to its position.

Obviously, having only ten fingers means you have to learn your 11 and 12 Times yourself. Or but the gloves for that table!

It is not just knowing your times tables that is crucial, but knowing them at speed! No excuses with these gloves!

The gloves are good quality. They come in a variety of bright colours – blue, grey, pink and red. They are one size gloves that would fit a child’s hands.

Each glove is made up of a standard 88% Acrylic, 10% Polyester and 2% Elastane. They can be machine washed at 30 degrees.

With each pair of gloves you also receive ideas for activities to play to get those times tables embedded and the COGs website also has instructional videos for more inspiration.

Would you like to win a pair of these gloves for your child?

I have a pair of five times table gloves which are perfect for Key Stage one children.

Just fill in the Rafflecopter below for a chance of winning.

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If you don’t get lucky this time you can buy your own pair from the website. Individual pairs cost £2.95 and you can get packs with all the timestables on for £19.95.

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