Continuing on my theme of times table facts, here’s the inimitable James Tanton:
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“If our task is to memorize this table, please make it about mathematics — about thinking your way through a challenge, and what can I do to make my life easier.”
—James Tanton, Making Memorising Multiplication Facts (if one really must) a meaningful Life Skill Lesson
For Further Study
You may also enjoy my blog post series about working through the times tables, paying attention to mathematical relationships (and a bit of prealgebra) along the way.
Click the button to see the whole series. Scroll down to the first post to go through it in order.