Is your child always hesitating at 7 x 8, or stumbling when it comes to dividing 1/4 by 1/3?
There’s a good case to focus on the really difficult maths which children have to deal with as part of their education.
On paper or whiteboard, ask a child to write down the most difficult calculations twice a day until it has not only been remembered, but understood.
This is what we mean by repetition and variation.
Repetition & variation with fractions
If a child is having problems with 1/4 of 1/6, then repeat the method over and over until they can copy you (that’s the repetition part).
Then, ask the child to work out 1/4 of 1/8 and 1/4 of 1/6.
Then, move on to 1/3 of 1/2 and 1/5 of 3/4.
Securing method and recall = numeracy
Repetition with variation will help secure not only the method, but also a wide range of examples which will help secure recall.