Times Tables

Did you know that if your child is doing times tables, you have to remember them yourself. Damn it! I never learned all of them. I don't do math that way. For me, all multiplication is broken down into 10's and 5's and then you subtract or add. So if you have 12x3, that's 3x10 plus 6. No one taught me that, it's just how my brain works.

But now the older child is doing 8x7. Most of you can probably name off what that is without thinking. Not me. I have to figure it out. All 3 times that it appears on her worksheet. Well, not all 3 times because she came up with an odd number once, and I knew that was wrong ;)

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