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By John Davis

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Times tables

Instant mental recall of multiplication tables is vital and times tables do need to be committed to memory in order to ease calculations. Using arrays is a good place to start with younger children. Three rows of dots with seven in which row will show the number 21, for example (see image below).

mathematics array
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