Below are some common questions we’ve received from parents about multiplication concepts, but if you have other questions that you would like us to address please send us a message. If you have any questions, there are probably other parents that have the same questions, which we can ultimately address as a brief blog post or as a help video.
When is multiplication taught in school and can students start sooner?
Different math curriculum are used in various schools, so the exact grade that multiplication is introduced may vary between schools. The public schools in Texas follow the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standard, where multiplication concepts are introduced in the second grade, but mostly covered in the third grade and up. However, at Sqooasha, we have come across various students who have mastered their multiplication table as early as the first grade. This is typically the case for students whose parents are involved and want them to learn ahead by introducing them to multiplication tools or who just help the student practice using multiplication drills with the students. Therefore, although schools may not fully cover multiplication concepts until the third grade, you may introduce your children to multiplication facts a lot sooner so long as it does not interfere with their other school activities.