Problem: It’s sooo hard for some of my students to memorize their multiplication facts! They can’t do harder math because the basic facts take them too long to figure out.
Solution: Sometimes a silly rhyme is all it takes. To this day, when I need to solve the fact 6 x 8, I think to myself “six times eight, fell on the floor, picked itself up and was 64!” After hours of drilling with flashcards, my mom thought of that one and I never had trouble remembering the answer again.
How about combining picture clues with a silly rhyme?