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    I read an article today in the Telegraph which said that there are plans to introduce compulsory times tables tests in Primary schools to aid mathematics. I personally think this is ******** as I was always crap at times tables but I learnt how to properly multiply way before others so I don't think it measures anything to do with maths. I'm curious what other people think?
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    I think it's useful to have a gauge on where students are at with them, and to try and hit certain levels to an extent, but I'm not convinced compulsory tests are the best method to do this :holmes:

    children need to be creative and express themselves. learning facts and skills is just oppression.

    We always had this anyway at primary school, we had weekly tests the whole way through and we were so used to it. It helped me, and I don't think it was stressful at the time, so I think it's a good idea
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