Maths News

Paul Tarabay, Mathematics Leader

Maths News

Paul Tarabay, Mathematics Leader

**Learning The timetable Facts is Made Easy**

Learning the timetable facts is important as students progress through their primary and secondary schooling. However, most students struggle with remembering all 144 timetable facts. Some individuals may continue to struggle developing automatic response to the timetables through to adulthood.

*Memorising each fact in the chart by rote learning can be quite daunting for many students.*

If students are taught to effectively use the commutative law of multiplication where:

3 x 4 = 4 x 3= 12, then their memory overload of retaining multiplication facts is decreased immensely.

The 10 and 11 timetables follow a pattern, so there is no need to memorise their products.

Therefore, students would only need to learn the multiplication facts below: