To break down the “math barrier” that has been shown to limit success in school, career and life, all children must learn their times tables.
Parents can teach very young children to "skip count" at the kitchen table, and it will set them up to be successful math learners throughout their secondary and post-secondary education.
It’s hard for kids to remember a string of arbitrary numbers.
Lots of kids have trouble remembering their times tables. Learning them by rote can mean a child knows the numbers but not what they mean.
The answer… 56.
Multiplication table by extender_01/Shutterstock
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