The 4 times table is usually considered one of the easier tables to learn and is introduced after the 2x, 5x and 10x. There are several ‘tricks’ to working out the answers, such as doubling the number and then doubling again. However, these do not really help with gaining an instant recall that can only be achieved by learning it off by heart. By learning it, rote fashion, can you say the answer to 4 x 7 as quickly as answering the question, ’What is your name?'
On-screen times tables activities for iPad or PC.
Before using our brilliant printed pages why not try our on-screen 4 times tables activities for iPad or PC. Also available in our Maths Games/MTC and Times Tables category.
Learning the 4x table: four first (eg 4 x 6)
Worksheets to help children learn the four times table 'off by heart', with the four coming first: eg 4 x 5 = 20 or 4 x 6 = 24
Learning the 4x table: four second (eg 6 x 4)
Worksheets to help children learn the four times table 'off by heart', with the four coming second: eg 2 x 4 = 8 or 6 x 4 = 24
More 4x table practice
Further activities on the four times table, including bar modelling to help children learn the table ‘off by heart’.