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Helping my child with the Multiplication Table

The multiplication table, commonly called - the 'times table', is an interesting mathematical tool used to perform multiplication operations quickly and efficiently.

The memory of a child is much more powerful than an adult and the best time for them to learn the multiplication table is when they are young. 


You can help their child/children in mastering the times table. Here are some tips to help your child master it.

Reciting the multiplication table

Reciting the times table is one of the traditional ways of memorizing it easily. You can encourage your children to develop a habit of reciting the multiplication table every morning before their daily activities.

For example, you can create a schedule for your child, have them recite the 2 times table today and 3 times table the next day. This repeated activity can also help them boost confidence in solving math problems as they become more proficient. 

Making use of visual aids 

You can provide visual aids of the multiplication charts, or flashcards of the times table and encourage them to read out loud. These visual aids can serve as quick references and help children visualize patterns in the times table.

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Telling stories with numbers

You can creatively chip in narratives or scenarios involving numbers when telling your children stories. For example, instead of telling your child that 3 x 4 equals 12, parents can tell a story about three friends who each had four apples, while making them guess how many apples all friends had altogether. This process helps their mind visualise the story and process mathematical expressions faster. 

Introducing real-world applications 

You can also help your child/children master the times table faster by connecting their learning experience to real-world scenarios. This process can help them understand that mathematical problems are practical.

While making sure your child masters the multiplication table using different learning methods, it is also important to note that children learn differently, and you should observe how your child responds to the different learning methods.

For more ideas on how to help your child at home or how we can help you, get in touch today.


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