Anton and Toby have been combating one thing not too long ago…
…memorizing their occasions tables. (Pop quiz! 12×12? 9×6? 7×8?) We’d been going over them at dinner, and I’d tried a pair issues — a button machine, good old school flash cards — however the numbers weren’t fairly sticking.
Then I noticed this poster at my sister’s house, and one thing about it felt intuitive. Itemizing every quantity out individually felt simpler to digest than one massive grid. So, I ordered one and taped the poster within the lavatory, figuring the boys may stare upon it whereas washing their palms, brushing their tooth, drying their palms, and many others.
Wouldn’t it work? Time would inform. Then, actually, I sort of forgot about it.
Lower to yesterday: Anton was doing his math homework and I observed he was flying by way of it. He instantly solved 11×11 (121!) and instructed me his private favourite was 9×9 (a cool 81). Once I requested him how all the things had lastly clicked, he instructed me: the bathroom poster.
How wonderful is that? Figured I’d move alongside — generally it’s the little issues!
P.S. Slamdunk birthday presents and pizza math.