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Turning tables

Published 05/09/2011 | 05:00

•I was fascinated by your reader who reported that multiplication-times-table learning is being dropped.

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As a person who was pretty poor at maths, I still nevertheless remember chanting the times tables in unison as a child in primary school.

It has a rhythm and feel that's akin to music that intoxicates you for life, and that you can never forget.

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