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As a main tool for many forms of maths such as algebra, calculus, equations and more, the ability to rehearse and understand multiplications up to and including 12 will enable our pupils to confidently and skilfully tackle the more complex mathematical subjects and teachings presented to them. The ability to fully understand multiplication and have fluency and instant recall will boost your child’s confidence in the subject. Many of the tasks they are required to do both at school, and the home requires this basic skill. For example, laying the table for dinner when guests are expected, calculating exchange rates for spending money on holiday, or working out the days of the weeks, months or years. These daily uses of multiplication come naturally to many and highlight the regular use of the skill, reinforcing the importance of learning this from a young age.