### Target the Lower Multiplication Facts through the Times Before the Tales Workbook

Times *Before *the Tales, introduces the multiplication tables focusing only on the lower facts (see chart below) which can easily be computed through skip counting and repeated addition, the process of adding equal groups together.

#### Tips to Learn the 1 Times Tables

The one times tables are usually the easiest to learn! How many groups of there of that number? Only one means the number is the answer!

#### Tips to Learn the 2 Times Tables

The two times tables are easy for most children as they just have to double the number by adding.

#### Tips to Learn the 3 Times Tables

The three times tables that are covered in the Times Before the Tales workbook only addresses the lower 3 facts that most children are able to compute by reverting to addition if they get stuck on the answer. (The upper facts such as 3x7 are covered in Times Tales and Times After the Tales workbook). Easy peasy once you take out those pesky upper 3 facts!

The 3 math facts covered in Times Before the Tales workbook: 3x1, 3x2, 3x3, 3x4, 3x5, 3x5, 3x10

#### Tips to Learn the 4 Times Tables

The double-double trick is an easy way to compute the lower 4 times tables on the multiplication chart. Again, only the lower facts are covered in this first segment of learning the 1-12 multiplication chart.

The 4 math facts covered in Times Before the Tales workbook: 4x1, 4x2, 4x3, 4x4, 4x5, 4x5, 4x10

#### Tips to Learn the 5 Times Tables

Most students can quickly compute the equations to the 5 times tables by simple repeated addition…five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, etc.

The 5 math facts covered in Times Before the Tales workbook: 5x1, 5x2, 5x3, 5x4, 5x5, 5 6, 5x7, 5x8, 5x9, 5x10

#### Tips for the 6 Times Tables, 7 Times Tables, 8 Times Tables & 9 Times Tables.

The Times Before the Tales workbook only focuses on the lower 6 -9 times tables. These are considered the “low stress” of these otherwise hard math facts. The upper 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, and 9’s will be tackled through mnemonic memorization and tricks to compute the answer when they move onto the next two segments of the 1-12 multiplication chart.

The 6-9 math facts covered in the Times Before the Tales workbook: 6x1, 6x2, 6x5, 6x10, 7x1, 7x2, 7x5, 7x10, 8x1, 8x2, 8x5, 8x10, 9x1, 9x2, 9x5, 9x10

#### Tips for the 10 Times Tables

Since most students have a grasp of money, the ten times tables are usually easy to compute the answer by skip counting….ten, twenty, thirty, etc.

The 10 math facts covered in the Times Before the Tales workbook: 10x1,10x2,10x3, 10x4,10x5,10x6, 10x7,10x8,10x9, 10x10

(The upper tens (ie: 11x10 and 12x10 will be covered in the Times After the Tales workbook).