We are revamping the way that we revise and assess our times tables. Y2-6 times tables booklets will now be replaced with the 99 Club, so that we are inclusive for all children at Highfield St Matthew’s.
The 99 Club aims to raise standards in maths through encouraging pupils to improve their mental calculations when attempting quick-fire multiplication and division problems.
The idea is that with repeated practice, the scheme should result in increased speed and confidence when tackling mental maths problems, without relying on written workings and methods.
Pupils will begin at the 11 CLUB by practising at home and having one opportunity per week, during the first 5 minutes of their arithmetic lesson, to answer all calculations at their current level.
If all the calculations are answered correctly three times in a row, the child moves up to the next level!
The 99 Club levels are as follows:
11 CLUB - 11 questions involving doubling numbers from one to ten
22 CLUB - 22 questions involving repeated addition of numbers from one to ten
33 CLUB - 33 questions introducing the 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables
44 CLUB - 44 questions adding the 1x, 4x and 6x tables
55 CLUB - 55 questions adding the 7x and 8x tables
66 CLUB - 66 questions adding the 9x, 11x and 12x tables
77 CLUB - 77 questions consisting of inverse division facts
88 CLUB - 88 questions of mixed multiplication and division facts
99 CLUB - 99 questions of mixed multiplication and division facts
The ultimate challenge is to complete all 99 questions of the 99 Club unaided, with no errors and within five minutes!