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I never learned my times tables. Should I try at the last minute?!

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    Doing Foundation non-calc in two weeks. A teacher I had said that a good portion of GCSE Maths (even higher) is knowing your times tables. I don't know them, but I don't take a huuuge amount of time to add until I find 8 x 8 or do 10 x 8 then take away 16 or whatever. I do make quite a few mistakes when I do calculations though so there is that. At the moment I'm making sure I've got basic facts in my memory such as 5 miles is 8km and that a reflex angle is over 180 degrees, because that kind of stuff doesn't stick with me and I lose easy marks over it. My attempts at trying to learn some of the stuff I find harder haven't yielded massive results and I'm kind of limited when it comes to time, so I think a better preparation strategy might be making sure I know the basic facts? Like, I've tried watching videos on equations but I still don't know how to do the harder ones...

    I'd think doing past papers would be best. Not only will you practice multiplying you'll also find other weaknesses. You have enough time to nail out all the topics you struggle with, good luck!
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