I have a quick question for anyone who feels like they can answer: I have been trying to do research on different learning/teaching approaches to math in younger grades. I am wondering if early memorization of the times tables leads to more success in later years of doing math, or if it makes any difference at all. Ie, if a child learns their times tables by rote at a young age, will they find math easier as they progress though the grades? Thanks so much to anyone who can provide information to my question!!