I just noticed that Margo had a similar question to what I was going to ask. I teach 4th grade, and my students do not know their basic multiplication facts! They were supposed to have mastered these in 3rd grade and then we review in 4th grade and build upon those basic facts--2 and 3-digit multiplication. But my students are SO low this year! What kind of things can I do? I want them to memorize their facts rather than counting on their fingers or drawing pictures like I see them doing! Any ideas of things that help with memorization of facts?