Here are four steps to help your child master the times tables:

  1. Start with the correct figures. It won’t help if your child is memorizing the wrong facts. Stop to look up an answer if you’re not sure.

  2. Start every session with some facts your child knows. This is a way to boost your child’s confidence, but you will be doing more than that. You will also be helping move facts into your child’s long-term memory.

  3. Learn a few at a time. Your child may be overwhelmed by trying to learn everything from 1 x 1 to 12 x 12. Start with a few facts at a time, then build.

  4. Play “beat the clock.” Give your child 10 problems to solve. Time her to see how fast she can get them all right.

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