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**Strategies that help students commit basic facts to memory include:**

- looking for relationships between numbers – for example: 3 × 5 is the same as 5 + 5 + 5, or half of 30, or one more than 7 + 7, or halfway between 10 and 20

– Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math – A Teacher’s Guide, p.4

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