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Why is Learning Times Tables Important?
When a child is learning maths concepts at school, it is very important that a child knows their multiplication times tables as this will help them quickly master maths in the future such as division and algebra. A child who can recite their times table will find it much easier to complete questions in class and cope with higher levels of maths.
It used to be the practice in schools to learn times tables by rote but this seems to have gone out of fashion. Parents can help their children at home by encouraging them to practice memorising multiplication tables and try to make this a fun activity with rewards. This will pay dividends in the future as your child is more likely to be confident and able to grasp new ideas.
As a teacher and dad of three young children, I understand how…
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