I’m going to start this post by honestly telling you that math is not my forte. I’m not coming at this post from a math background or because I have researched the finer points of upper level math. I come at this as a homeschool mom who has realized that times tables are crucial – so much so, that I am willing to put all other math on hold to focus my attention on getting my children proficient in them.
When my oldest son was in elementary school, we didn’t have a lot of money to be spending on homeschool curriculum. I had been given a copy of Saxon 54 and after looking through the text, I realized I could easily transition him from his current Horizons Math 3 to Saxon 54 if he learned his times tables. So, that’s what we did. I spent about a month helping him memorize his times tables, and then he started Saxon 54.