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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I am intending on replacing my old Multiplication - Times Tables page with this one:

It places much more emphasis on simply remembering the tables, and says to use the "Math Trainer".

Do you believe this is a better approach?

Opinions and reviews, please

Bear in mind that hundreds of people look at this page every week.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Excellent, MathsIsFun!

The trainer would be helpful to young learners.

I think its important for a middle school-high school student to know by memory tables up to 20x20.

When I learnt, I did only up to 12 x 10.

Thereafter, it was mental calculation.

Past 20x20, I personally feel its better to calculate than remember.

Once again, Excellent work, MathsIsFun

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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[ Checks to see if they know their tables ]

Hmm, 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, 100, 121, 144, 169, 196, 225, 256, 289, 324, 361, 400, 441...

I think that this is a good approach. I like the fact that you said that the chart actually 'halves' itself to help you learn. I don't actually know if this is the best way, though. I learned my tables at a very young age, at that time I had never heard of this chart. But anyway, I think this is a good way.

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**Toast****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-10-08
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I only ever learnt my tables to 12*12, I don't think it's necessary to learn past that

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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So, if you were a young student who had to learn his tables, is this the best we can do to help?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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I wouldn't actually say the absolutely best way to do it, but it is probably one of the best, so, yeah, I guess.

Toast: I think it is very necessary to learn past 12x12...if anyone could learn them up to 100 it would be a lot easier!

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