Hi Guys A quick question really - I am due to be observed by the headteacher on Tuesday and the lesson I have on my medium term plan is using the written method to calculate TU X U. It is for a year 4 class. My class are not great on their x table knowledge (only 3 of my maths set know their 6,7,8,9 x tables). I was wondering is it okay to give them x table grids to help them with x tables as the LO is using the written method to calculate TU X U not to know x table facts. I want to challenge the children and want the head to see them making progress - but am worried if they had x table grids he would think they are not being challenged - but if they didn't have them they would spend time in the lesson listing those x tables in order to work it out. What do you reckon?