If you are the parent of a middle school math student one of the most helpful things you can do to help your son or daughter is make sure they know their multiplication and division tables. In working with many middle school students I find over and over that the ones that struggle in math don't have these memorized. Even though technology such as calculators or Iphones may be used in math class having these facts at the top of your mind makes solving problems quicker, easier, and well...more fun. You can pick up these flash cards at any Target, Meijer, etc. or I can bring you a pack the next time we meet. Practice them everyday and in a week you'll have them memorized for forever.
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