Tired of not knowing the times tables?

This web project is designed to help people who for any of a number of reasons haven't gotten the times tables learned (some or all of them), and are willing to try some lessons and practice.   Give it a few minutes each day for 5 days and see if you might want to keep going!   

Introduction Video

It's less than 2 minutes! Give a listen! Or keep reading; slides and transcript below.

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mastering multiplication opening slide

Mastering Multiplication: These are the times! Let's get to the facts!

Casey the dog on blankets

I’d like to introduce you to multiplication.

Multiplication is where, for lots of people, math became something to memorize. Well, memorizing is a good thing, and that’s a big part of this little course.

We’re going to approach it, though, from understanding numbers and how they work. It’s like riding a bike or driving a car – it’s good to know how to use it, but it’s even better to understand how it works.

Casey saying it's worth giving it a try

Why should you bother?

It’s an investment – work harder now, work easier later. especially because understanding makes the brain remember things better. You just might surprise yourself.

Here are the times tables lined up in a chart. To find 5 x 5 we find where the 5 column and 5 column cross --

times tables chart showing 5 x 5 = 25

BUT! We want to get to where you don’t even need to use a chart. 5 x 5 will always be 25... We’ll use this to keep track of the ones you’re learning.

There are 121 facts on the chart – next lesson – knocking off the first 21.
Zeroes Times Tables Lesson