What grade for multiplication tables?

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:14:33 AM
What grade are the kids expected to memorize the multiplication tables all the way to 10? My son was assigned this now, half way through second grade. I thought it wouldn't be until later. (Or maybe it was just wishful thinking )

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:22:33 AM
I think I remember doing this in the third grade.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:27:40 AM
I changed schools in October of 1968; 3rd grade. My new school already knew their multiplication tables. They had started them in 2nd grade.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:30:27 AM
Sarah Beth is working on them now -- 3rd grade.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:33:44 AM
Sounds about right. I want to say my kids started with the 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's at the end of 2nd grade, (the "easy ones" and then progressed with the rest in 3rd grade.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:35:12 AM
3rd grade for me and for my son, but he probably had to know 2s, 5s, and 10s before that. They were doing skip counting in Kindergarten as prep.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:36:07 AM
I think 2nd grade sounds right. That's when my three kids learned (2nd and 3rd). They are now in 4th, 8th and 10th grade.

My husband learned his in 1st grade and I learned in 2nd. But that was a long time ago! It may be later now?

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:37:44 AM
My DD started them in late 2nd grade, however they weren't expected to have them fully memorized until a few months into 3rd.

She is in January of her 3rd grade and she has moved onto Division. However, her school lets the kids work at their own level. Once they pass the 3 minute 100 problem test they move up to the next type of math. There are still people in her class on addition and some have passed division.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:40:25 AM
That sounds about right. I'm pretty sure it was about this time that DD started them in second grade. The worked on them in 3rd grade, too.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:43:07 AM
That sounds about right


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:47:06 AM
My first grader is doing a lot of skip counting 2's, 5's, and by 10's now, and started it last year in K. I think they start more in 2nd and know them all by 3rd.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:55:55 AM
Third grade is usual, but yeah, a lot of times they start in 2nd grade.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:58:10 AM
When I was in 2nd grade I went to a private school and that is when I learned them. I went back into public school my 3rd grade year and they were just beginning to learn them.

My kids both started near the end of 2nd grade and then finished in 3rd grade.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:01:39 AM
My dc all learned multiplication and memorized tables through 12 in second grade.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:28:00 AM
Half way through second grade doesn't seem unreasonable. I remember for my dds and granddaughter it was third grade.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:29:08 AM
Third grade here.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:30:47 AM
They're slowly working on that now - DD is in 3rd grade.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:43:00 AM

I want to say my kids started with the 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's at the end of 2nd grade, (the "easy ones" and then progressed with the rest in 3rd grade.

This - they were expected to have 1-12 mastered before Winter break of 3rd grade.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:46:44 AM
DD had them memorized in second grade, most of the class was just starting them then.

DS started in second grade and I don't think he really had them memorized until 8th grade when he was taking algebra. It didn't bother him a bit (other than my total frustration) since he gets A's in his high school math classes.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:17:56 AM
They started a b it of multiplication in 2nd grade, but they weren't really memorizing the tables until 3rd.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:47:48 AM
DD is in 2nd grade. Just on our own I taught her the 0, 1, 2, 5 and 10s tables. I expect she will do the rest in 3rd grade.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:59:46 PM

They start learning them a little in second. It is in the course of study for third.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:21:58 PM
Mine's doing it now in 3rd grade.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:22:08 PM
My DS is in second grade. They are working on addition with three digit addends (breaking apart etc. ), haven't touched multiplication yet.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:23:34 PM
My son is in 3rd and this is his first year needing to learn them.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:25:39 PM
Our kids are in their early twenties, for them multiplication was third grade. (Me too, but that was a lot longer ago...)


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:00:09 PM
Depends on the state and what the standards say, In my state they start select multiples in 2nd grade and should know all of them in third grade. If they can understand that multiplication is repeated addition, then they are ready.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:31:03 PM
3rd, though they started learning their facts in 2nd

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:33:29 PM
Last half of second grade- x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x10, x11

Third grade- the rest


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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:09:19 PM
Thanks for the information! I guess I'll start him on the easy ones and keep trudging on until he gets through them. I'll make sure he knows through 12 instead of 10 also

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:12:10 PM
Second grade (I think it's halfway through the year)

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:18:27 PM
My DS started with basics at the end of 2nd & they are now required in 3rd.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:28:37 AM
Third Grade, this year, needs to know 12x12. Last year, they started with the 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.

In First Grade my other child is working more and more on skip counting 2, 3, 5 and 10. Last night her homework was to solve 8 groups of 2, 7 groups of 3 etc.

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