Monthly Archives: November 2013

TTT: Enforcing Strict Deadlines

(Note: This post is a part of a series. For an introduction and index, see Teaching Times Tables) As I said earlier, to the students that did not reach my goal score of 60 I gave an extra assignment to … Continue reading

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TTT: The Importance of Honesty

(Note: This post is a part of a series. For an introduction and index, see Teaching Times Tables) I met individually with the ten students with the lowest scores (and no improvement when I gave the test again after giving … Continue reading

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TTT: Test Results and Visualization

(Note: This post is a part of a series. For an introduction and index, see Teaching Times Tables) The test I gave to my students had 120 randomized multiplication questions, and I told them to fill in as many as … Continue reading

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TTT: Measuring Writing Speed

(Note: This post is a part of a series. For an introduction and index, see Teaching Times Tables) Before I gave the first times tables test, I wanted to get my students used to working under the pressure of time. … Continue reading

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TTT: Developing Memorization Techniques

(Note: This post is a part of a series. For an introduction and index, see Teaching Times Tables) Many of my students thought they already knew their times tables, but really what they knew was how to count by multiples … Continue reading

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Teaching Times Tables

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I decided to focus student efforts on memorizing times tables at the start the year. At the time, the choice largely was motivated by three reasons: 1) I was getting new students … Continue reading

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