I'm university student who's looking into doing graduate training as a Primary teacher, looking specifically at KS1. Though I may do a general Primary PGCE so I always have the option to teach a wider range of ages in the future if I wanted to. However I still don't know my time tables, I've always found it hard to remember numbers and I was never pushed to in Primary school, despite getting zero on the weekly times table tests no one ever did anything about it. I can't exactly teach times tables children if I don't know them myself. I some how manage to blag my way through my whole educational life by counting on my fingers, I even received a B in GCSE Maths first try when I was 16 by revising like mad. Despite this, I'm dreading the future numeracy tests that come with PGCE entry exams and the QTS numeracy skills test. I hear some questions are timed so that you have to respond in 10 seconds, how can I expect to do this if I don't even know my times tables? I've never enjoyed numeracy, there are some parts of maths that I really like, I actually really use to enjoy pythagorus theorem and triganometry (probably because I was allowed to use a calculator) but when it comes down to the basics I freeze. Don't even get me started on prime numbers, I use to dread those. What's the best and quickest way of teaching myself times tables before the end of this year? Is it basically a perseverance of memorising and quizzing myself? I just seem to get a complete mental block when trying to learn numbers.