It's one of the first activities that requires memorizing a large number of facts.
This process is different from memorizing spelling words where there are often phonetic hints or other clues that at least get you started.
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Numbers are abstract and learning that 6x7 is 42 might as well seem like random gibberish to a student.
The printable multiplication tables you will find here provide the most basic overview of sets of multiplication facts, either as individual multiplication fact tables or as a simple multiplication table worksheet for building early familiarity with a family of multiplication facts.
Students can use these to look up answers until they master their multiplication facts.
While most multiplication table practice tends to focus on the facts with products from 1-100, you will find the more advanced facts here including the much dreaded times 12 multiplication table.
Seeing the multiplication facts arranged sequentially can often help a student see the internal number patterns that make up each fact group.
Later, seeing the facts as part of a multiplication chart can expose them to number patterns that occur across sets multiplication facts as well.