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From: Ava Fisher <fisheav@tulsaschools.org>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 1999012516:07:54
Subject: Multiplcation Tables


	Rather than trying to get your son to memorize information without
understanding the concept can be very difficult to accomplish.  The
brain needs to make connections inorder to transfer information to its
long-term memory.  Try explaining the patterns that are present in the
multiplcation facts.  Example:  let's look at the nines

         1 x 9  = 09       0 + 9 = 9     0 is 1 less that 1
         2 x 9 = 18        1 + 8 = 9     1 is 1 less than 2
         3 x 9 = 27        2 + 7 = 9     2 is 1 less than 3

Using this pattern the next product 4 x 9    3 ( 1 less than 4) and 6
3 + 6 = 9 ---  36

There are other interesting patterns associated with each set of
multiplcation factors.  Discover them and watch how much better your
son remembers his "times".

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