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Monday, April 05, 2010

Being Your Kid's Teacher

I've just started teaching my seven year old a math unit on multiplication. She finds it hilarious that I still don't know my 8 and 9 times tables well.* I keep telling her not to tell grandma.


*I know them... it just takes me a second to remember 8x7, 8x8 and 9x7, 9x8. They were the ones my mom had to drill into my head when I was a kid.

1 comment:

Lund said...

Remember!!! MAGIC NINES The nines are simple. 9x7 one less than 7 is 6, so it is 16. 9x8 one less than 8 is 7, so it is 17.
9x2=11
9x3=12
9x4=13
9x5=14
9x6=16

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