Nancy Stiles, R-Hampton, has requested a 2015 bill that would require instruction in cursive writing and memorization of

multiplication tables in all schools.

Make training for the mile equal to preparing for a test in your

multiplication tables.

Instead of memorizing

multiplication tables in fourth grade, students do it in third.

With the advent of the ''everywhere-Internet,'' ''smart classrooms'' and the spread of smartphones, dry pieces of information such as state capitals, historical dates and mathematical theorems would be relics of the past -- just as calculators and spellcheck had obviated memorizing the

multiplication tables or learning how to use a dictionary.

Which one is finally going to reduce household stress over the

multiplication tables or the division of fractions?

Every school leaver (and adult) should easily recall their

multiplication tables, write in a clear legible manner with proficiency in reading, spelling and sound communication skills.

There's just no way around it; kids have to memorize their

multiplication tables, history students have to memorize dates and language scholars have to memorize verb conjugations.

For learning important basics like

multiplication tables, number bonds, etc.

At the same time that the Common Core Curriculum is being discussed, schools are being criticized for not including such skill-based instruction as cursive writing and the memorization of

multiplication tables in their curricula.

Neugebauer and Sachs jointly published a catalogue of single

multiplication tables and combined

multiplication tables, mostly from the University of Pennsylvania and the Yale Babylonian Collection, which included tables in a catalogue format with remarks, problem texts, coefficient lists, and metric conversions: Mathematical Cuneiform Texts (New Haven: American Oriental Society and the American Schools of Oriental Research, 1945).

It is important that pupils are fluent in calculation and have learnt the

multiplication tables by heart before they leave primary school.

Multiplication tables, fielding grounders, even memorizing speeches are all things that can usually be mastered through repetition.