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# Memorize Those Multiplication Facts

By , About.com GuideSeptember 26, 2012

There is no doubt about it, memorizing the multiplication facts to 10, even 12 is still  a wise thing to do. It requires the support of the parents more now than ever before. Why you ask? Because the curriculum has changed, for better or for worse, there just isn't the time available at school to help students commit the math facts to memory.  Parents looking to help their children to memorize the multiplication facts will find everything they need right here. Keep it fun, make it a routine, have patience and don't give up. The benefits far outweigh the nuisance!

October 7, 2012 at 11:49 am
(1) Dennis Gittinger says:

The summer before her third grade year, I helped my daughter memorize her times tables. Based on nothing but my intuition, I first had her memorize the squares of the first 20 positive integers. Later, I used that whenever a problem such as 9×7 came up, reminding her that when the numbers are “two apart,” their product is always one less than the square of the number in the middle. It also helped to tell her that an odd number times an odd number is always odd, but an even number times any integer will always be even. These little facts are something my college math students generally do not know!

For more interesting math facts, send me e-mail at dgittinger@alamo.edu

October 8, 2012 at 1:45 am
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