Study: Multiplication tables key to England's maths instruction

Students in England should be able to recite their multiplication tables to be successful in maths, according to a study released by Ofsted, an oversight arm of the country's schools. The study found that students thrived at schools that taught maths using traditional methods, rather than more contemporary teaching techniques, which it called "cumbersome and confusing". Schools Minister Nick Gibb said students should be able to recite the times tables before leaving primary school.

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