Top 10 Ways to Make Learning Times Tables More Memorable

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Learning times tables is hard. More often than not, students learn their times tables facts and forget them soon after. The problem is that kids who are presented with times tables are trying to learn things for which they have no reference. The Times Tables the Fun Way picture-story method is designed to aid memorization …

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Strategies for Teaching Times Tables to Students with Dyscalculia

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What is dyscalculia? According to the American Psychiatric Association, dyscalculia is a math learning disability that impairs an individual’s ability to learn number-related concepts. It also makes it tough to perform accurate math calculations, reason and problem solve, and perform other basic math skills. Dyscalculia is sometimes called “number dyslexia” or “math dyslexia.” Students with …

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How to Help Kids Catch Up on Math Facts After Pandemic Learning Losses

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As teachers return to the classroom, they’re facing a double challenge this fall: how to present new material appropriate to their grade level and close learning gaps that occurred during the 2020-2021 school year. According to a July 2021 McKinsey report, K-12 students fell, on average, five months behind in math and four months behind …

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Dyslexia and Math: How to Teach Kids with Learning Issues

Dyslexia affects as many as 17 percent of the U.S. population. It’s a common learning issue. In fact, here’s a short list of celebrities who have struggled with dyslexia and other common learning issues: Anderson Cooper (news journalist) Justin Timberlake (singer, actor) Cher (singer, actor) Michael Phelps (all-time most Olympic gold medals for swimming) Jimmy …

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How to Reduce Math Anxiety for Kids

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Students often feel overwhelmed when they’re introduced to multiplication. First, they have to grasp the concept that multiplication is a quick way of adding up groups of things. Next, they have to memorize the facts so they can make calculations, then they need to learn how to multiply double digits, then division, fractions, ratios, and …

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What’s the Best Order to Teach Times Tables?

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When children are ready to learn multiplication, you may wonder what the best order is for teaching times tables. Most educators agree that teaching 0s, 1s, and 2s should come first. They’re the simplest sets to grasp. Students feel successful when they quickly learn the answer to one times any number is that number. Two …

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