The same issues with memorization and fluency that students have with learning addition and subtraction facts as traditionally taught also applies with multiplication and division.
Students mastering a level of multiplication facts should follow these known facts with a study of their inverse facts. Introducing the levels in a prescriptive manner speeds up the way the brain receives and stores the facts preparing them to rapidly retrieve and release.
The Math Facts Matter Levels are designed to smoothly and quickly transition the student from addition and subtraction into multiplication and division. NOTE: Addition is an absolute prerequisite to multiplication. Students struggling with multiplication, regardless of their age, should first master addition.
Level 3: Multiplication 0s – 2s
Level 4: Division 0s – 2s, Multiplication 3s – 5s
Level 5: Division 3s – 5s, Multiplication 6s – 10s
Level 6: Division 6s – 10s, Multiplication 11s – 12s
Level 7: Division 11s – 12s