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"Lizzie's Active Multiplication Programme" (LAMP)
Learning on the Move!

CPD Certificate

The methodology used for stimulating fast memory recall for the learning of multiplication tables is kinaesthetic in its approach. Pupils have fun as they energetically "learn on the move" whilst putting into practise the concept and understanding of multiplication.

It's a physically engaging creative rote learning programme; each table has its own age related theme and set of sequential actions and the classroom based learning is supported by an allied set of activity games for each of the tables.

The rhythmical repetition of reciting each line with the corresponding themed action embeds the answer and with practise, the recall becomes fluent and instantaneous.

This approach is particularly beneficial for slower learners. For example, if they are unable to quickly recall 8 x 7 and the theme is "What's my Job" and number 8 is a window cleaner, doing the physical action stimulates the memory recall.

Anecdotal evidence from pupils and teachers is that "Lizzie's Active Multiplication" is really enjoyable and helps ignite interest and confidence in numbers and problem solving. Pupils are practising and teaching the method at home to their parents and siblings and enjoy playing the numerous ball games.

Students who repeatedly fail to achieve the required standard in GCSE Maths are motivated to re-engage in learning as they quickly achieve instant memory recall with this fun, alternative approach.

CPD Certificate Summer Course Timetable 2018

Courses will take place in Slough or by arrangement with schools/ colleges at their premises.

There are two CPD courses for primary schools and either one or both courses can be attended. The same applies to secondary schools and colleges.

Phase 1 includes tables 2,5,10,3& 4
Phase 2 includes tables 6,7,8,9,11 & 12

The cost of each course is £200 and includes one half day follow up session at the end of an academic term.

Venue: 210 Bath Road Slough Parking is available at the back of the building

Primary Phase 1: Monday 16th July 9am - 4.30pm
Primary Phase 2: Thursday 19th July 9am - 4.30pm
Primary Phase 1: Thursday 30th August 9am - 4.30pm
Primary Phase 2: Friday 31st August 9am - 4.30pm
Venue: Chichester College
Secondary Phase 2: Tuesday 3rd July 9am - 4.30pm
Primary Phase 2: Wednesday 4th July 9am - 4.30pm

All attendees will be given the written content for each of the tables with all the required details at the end of the course, you will not have to learn and memorise any of the delivery!

To book a course and for any other course dates and enquiries, contact Creativity in Sport:

Creativity in Sport
210 Bath Road
Slough SL1 3YD

mobile: 07816 790296


"Some children find it very difficult to learn their times tables and this approach has been a tremendous boost for them. All the children have made progress using the method, and some have gone from simply not knowing their tables, to having perfect recall."

Headteacher, Christ the King Catholic Primary School, Reading

"Lizzie has worked very successfully with a group of PPG and SEND pupils in Year 5. They have previously really struggled to learn and retain their multiplication tables. Having attended a weekly "multiplication through movement" intervention with Lizzie and her team, they have learned their 7, 8 ,9 & 12 tables off by heart. They have performed the movement lined tables in sequential and random order with new found confidence. Their class teachers are thrilled with the results and report that it has had a positive impact on learning in the class. The children's self- esteem has improved too and they have enjoyed performing the movement to their peers."

Nathan Butler Broad, Headteacher Battle Primary Academy School, Reading

"Lizzie and her team have brought energy and enthusiasm to the school with her creative method for learning times tables. Children, who have been so disinterested in the past, are now excited about how quickly they have learned something, which was previously such an alien concept. This is an excellent programme that gets not only academic outcomes but also results in clear benefits for children's self-esteem and confidence."

Katy Peters, Headteacher (formerly Battle Primary Academy School),
Hatherden Primary School, Andover

"The children have really enjoyed learning their multiplication tables using your actions to help support them. The results have been pleasing and have definitely put us in a stronger position when teaching this area of the curriculum."

Rachel McDonagh, Deputy Headteacher, Moorlands Primary School, Reading

"Lizzie's Active Multiplication Programme provides a unique and dynamic approach to learning multiplication tables. It is providing our GCSE Maths retake students with a renewed focus and motivation. The themed tables are excellent for this specific age group and our staff are delighted to have the opportunity to train in this method with Creativity in Sport's CPD. Above all, I value Lizzie's passion, energy and enthusiasm for enabling learners to improve their literacy and numeracy skills."

Julie Kapsalis, Managing Director (Commercial), Chichester College Group