Learning the times tables is a vital tool when multiplying numbers. By the end of Year 2 children are often fluent in their times tables up to 10. When they enter into KS2 in Year 3 they will also be taught some higher times tables in their Maths and Numeracy lessons. By the end of KS2 they will be familiar with all of the times tables from one to twelve.

Learning the 2 times table is all about multiplying of numbers by 2. It can't be stressed enough how important learning the times tables is. You may think you will never need to use these in life - think again! Multiplying numbers is a large part of the everyday world. Multiplying by 2 is the same as doubling a number.

Test your knowledge of the 2 times table by playing this quiz.