## 2 Timestables Target Worksheet 1 of 5

## How to Use These Worksheets

The target worksheets are made to look like a dartboard. The target number is two and it is in the middle of each of the target worksheets. The next ring shows what to multiply the target number, two by and the outer ring of the target is blank and it is where the answer (product) is to be written in. Learning the multiplication facts can be daunting for children and sometimes it helps to change up the process. These target worksheets change it up a bit to provide a different experience from the traditional horizontal or vertical worksheets.

To ensure children today learn the multiplication facts and commit them to memory, it takes 10-15 minutes of practice three or four days per week, typically for the school year and sometimes longer. Worksheets like these need to be re-visited frequently throughout the year(s). Use an egg timer or stop watch and record how long it takes a child to complete a worksheet to gage progress. Playing beat the clock often stimulates some additional fun.

## 2 Timestables Target Worksheet 2 of 5

The two times tables are usually the quickest to quick to learn and to commit to memory. In fact, random facts should only be done after the child has learned the two, five, ten and squares (2 x 2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4, ...) timestables. A sequence should be followed when getting children to commit the facts to memory. For the two times tables, lots of oral skip counting helps to learn the facts. Skip counting refers to 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 etc. However, when skip counting, don't always start at 2, use a variety of entry points to skip count. Take turns saying them orally, begin at various numbers. For instance, I'll say 4 and the child will say 8, I'll say 2 and the child way say 4, for every number I say, the child must provide the product by multiplying my number by two. You might also find the 100's chart useful for showing the patterns of counting by two. When using the hundred's chart, have the child shade in the multiples (2,4,6,8, 10......) of 2.