I'm proofreading a third grade math book, and I'm seeing a lot of games, finger tricks, graphic representations of problems, and other strategies designed to help kids learn their times tables. I'm wondering if any of you with kids from about eight to ten years old, or kids who are past that age now, have noticed that they use these strategies. If so, do you think they've had an easier time learning their multiplication facts than we did the old-fashioned way, which involved loads of straightforward repetition and memorization. I'm just curious because the teaching methods seem a lot more clever than what I remember from grade school, and I wonder if they're more effective than just going over and over the same math drills till you know them in your sleep.
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