This year to support our pupils with times tables, we have introduced the 99 Club from Year 1 to Year 6. The 99 Club is a progressive programme that aims to encourage pupils to improve their mental calculations, particularly with the recall of multiplication and division facts. The idea is that with repeated practice, the pupils should increase in speed and confidence when tackling mental maths problems.
The 99 Club begins at the 11 Club and progresses up to the 99 Club. Once the children have reached the 99 Club there is an 'Elite Club' of Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Initial 11 Club involves eleven problems which involve doubling numbers up to ten, e.g. 5+5, 8+8. The 22 Club then adds eleven further questions involving repeated addition for numbers from one to ten, e.g. 3+3+3+3. It is at the 33 Club where the times tables are introduced. By the time the children reach the 77 Club the division facts are added. The ultimate challenge is to complete all 99 questions from the 99 Club unaided, with no errors and within 5 minutes.
Each week, your child will be tested on their current level and within the allotted time of 5 minutes. If all calculations are answered correctly two weeks in a row, they will move up to the next challenge.
Here is a full breakdown of the '99 Club' levels:
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 in the 1x, 4x and 6x tables
55 Club - 55 questions adding in the 7x and 8x tables
66 Club - 66 questions adding in the 9x, 11x and 12x tables
77 Club - 77 questions consisting of the inverse division facts
88 Club - 88 questions of mixed multiplication and division facts
99 Club - 99 questions of mixed multiplication and division facts
Elite Club - Over 100 questions, including square numbers, square roots and cubed numbers
Click below to to download your 99 Club practice sheets!