18 Mar 2013

How Long Will It Take To Learn the Times Tables?

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Amazing Space Boy is at that stage where kids are still battling furiously with the times tables. Which means I'm battling with it too.

We've gone over them about a zillion times - or so it seems. Every time, it feels like we're getting a little bit closer.

So this evening's conversation went like this:
Me: What's six times seven?
ASB: Forty nine.
Me: I'm not sure it is. You just told me seven times seven was forty nine.
ASB: Is it forty three?
Me: If one of the numbers is even, the answer has to be even, doesn't it? [starting to doubt herself]
ASB: Oh! [gleefully] I know - it's twenty four!