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zaahida
zaahida asks:
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How can I make my 7 & 8 years children memorize the time tables (multiplication)?

In Topics: Tests (preparing, taking, anxiety!), Helping my child with math
> 60 days ago

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BarbK
May 13, 2010
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There was one book that I used with students who had trouble memorizing the multiplication facts.  Basically, the started off by teaching students to double numbers, for example you'd say, "Double 3", the child would answer "6".  this would be the two times tables.  Then you would continue with this same progression and say, "Add 3 more", or child would say "9".  They are learning to count in groups rather than memorizing just numbers.  You can then practice counting by 3s (0, 3, 6, 9, 12...)  I always had my students start with zero and then count up.  You can even have fun with it and say something like, "You have until the count of 30 to get in the car and I'm counting by 3s."  The more they hear and say it, the faster they will memorize them.

For some of my students they just didn't understand, but once they practice counting by 3, 4, 5, whatever, they got it.  The book I am referring to is call Mental Math for the Middle grades by  Jack Hope.  

Whatever you do, keep after your children to learn them.  It will make their lives much easier in the future.

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Maverick
Maverick , Teacher writes:
Have them recite the multiplication tables again and again.  They should live and breathe these tables until they memorize them correctly.  Have them recite before breakfast, after dinner, in the car....
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LilMama454
LilMama454 writes:
make it into a little game
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rollinghillshomeschool
rollinghill... writes:
My child has a pocket progress chart. When he knows all of the answers in one section...say all of the x4 equations...he graduates to the next pocket of his chart...x5. When he knows all of them by heart and can write them he earns a field trip.
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Teacherdude
Teacherdude writes:
There is a game called Math and Field that turns math problems into "events"  It is not a computer game, but a game in which they have to write their facts as they play.  I've used it with a bunch of different kids and they all ask to play when ever they see me at their school.  You can get directions and gameboards for Free at www.PEPnonprofit.org
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thequestioneer
thequestion... writes:
get multiplecation cards
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