Students entering Math Team for the first time should have their single-digit multiplication tables memorized. Here is the table for all numbers from 1 to 9:
Please note that you only have to memorize the upper half of this table if you can remember that 8 X 7 is the same as 7 X 8. You will be doing mental math where you will need to recall these multiplication facts! For example, we will be asking you to calculate (in your head!) "What is 8 X 7 - 2?" You should be able to recall that 8 X 7 is 56 and when you subtract 2 you get 54.