Regardless of what curriculum your jurisdiction is working on, it’s still important that students commit the multiplication facts to memory. Let me say that again, YES, it’s still important that young learners commit the math facts to memory. Long ago, teachers had the time to help students commit the facts to memory. However, we are in the information age and when I look at the math curricula in various jurisditions, I don’t see time for memorizing the basics. Therefore, this task will fall directly into the parents laps. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in school, but my parents too were determined that I would commit the facts to memory and much to my demise (at the time) I did. Things really haven’t changed too much. This is a task that still needs to happen and for the most part, it needs to happen at home.

Multiplication Squares Worksheets: New This Week originally appeared on About.com Mathematics on Sunday, November 8th, 2009 at 20:09:40.

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