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From: Jean

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 1999011417:06:34
Subject: teaching

When you're teaching your son the multiplication tables you need to keep one thing in mind...what are they? What is the point of teaching kids to memorize numbers? You must explain what their purpose is. Use real life examples. take for example...if you have 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of sugar and you multiply them...what do you have??? NOTHING....explain to your son that all multiplying is...is grouping...use objects... example...what are three groups of four apples? apple apple apple apple apple apple apple apple apple apple apple apple answer =12

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