I'm starting to rant like an grumpy old mother....but why aren't kids taught their times tables properly anymore? Number 1 son just brought home a sheet of maths questions that he needed to complete and if he knew his tables he would know the answers - easy peasy! But he only knows the answers to the tables eg. his 2 x tables he says 2,4,6,8,10, 12 etc so when I asked him what is 9x2 he couldn't answer off the top of his head, we had to go through 2,4,6,8 etc until he got to the answer...............gggggrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe I will get both boys to stitch this sampler by Carriage House Samplings during the Christmas Holidays so that they can really learn their tables.
Now that I have vented, I am feeling much calmer ( well nearly!)..