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Is there a fix way where i can memorize the time table from 1 to 12 time table?

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I find it much easier to learn memory facts if they are presented as repetitive games on the computer so I am going to see what multiplication games/sites I can find.

This one looks pretty good - Itis broken up into all different sections so you can choose what you want to practice.

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-3

Actually here is a whole page of them - why don't you check them out.

https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=multiplication%20games

Melody  Jun 20, 2014
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There is no fixed way.  Different ways work for different people.  

I never learned them very well.  I just learned to work them out really quickly.

2s are easy. 5s are easy, 10s are really simple.

9s up to are simple - you use your fingers.   do you know that trick?

4s are double 2s

8s are double fours.

3s are a bit tricky but 6s are just double 3s

12s are double 6s

11s are easy. 

so the only REALLY yucky one is 7s

That doesn't matter too much because 7*2 is also a 2*7     7*5 is just 5*7

mmm

So if you find it super difficult to remember them all, just get really good at doubling things and then you can work most of them out really easily.  

Melody  Jun 19, 2014
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When I tutored, I always recommended a set of "flash cards." But a table can be used, too. Note that this isn't as daunting as it seems.  For instance, look at the following table of the "1 to 4 times.' Note, that the first row and column are exactly the same, because nx1  = 1xn. In effect, you really only need to memorize about half of the table. But, the "1 times" should be easy, so, if you look closely, only about 6 things really need to be memorized!!  So, in the "12 times" table, you'd need to memorize about 66 things. However, there are some "tricks" that can even make this easier. For instance, let's suppose you know all the "2 times" up to 12. Now, suppose that you forget what 4x6 is. Just take half of the 4  and double the 6. This gives 2x12, and since you already know that, there is your answer, (24)!!! I'd take a little bit at a time, and with daily practice, you will be surprised how much you know after just a couple of weeks. This is a VERY important skill, so make sure you know it well!! Good luck!!

 

      1   2  3   4

1    1   2  3   4

2    2   4  6   8

3    3   6  9  12

4    4   8 12 16

 

CPhill  Jun 19, 2014
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I find it much easier to learn memory facts if they are presented as repetitive games on the computer so I am going to see what multiplication games/sites I can find.

This one looks pretty good - Itis broken up into all different sections so you can choose what you want to practice.

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-3

Actually here is a whole page of them - why don't you check them out.

https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=multiplication%20games

Melody  Jun 20, 2014
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Thanks for those resources, Melody.......I find that people who don't know the "times table" to some reasonable extent - whatever one defines that as - have trouble reducing fractions, simplifying radicals......etc.

CPhill  Jun 20, 2014

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