With Common Core memorization of multiplication facts doesn't seem to be a goal. This is our first year implementing it and I haven't seen where students are to have them memorized. Our fourth grade team does teach multiplication facts for memorization, our third grade team does as well. Third grade requires students to master one fact family at a time, while in fourth we focus on all multiplication fact at once.
At the beginning of the year students are given a blank multiplication chart and given 5 minutes to complete it. I have my students highlight the boxes they don't answer and that is their homework for the night. This year I even required students to write the facts they missed three times each, because they were not practicing them at home.
|This is an old sheet but useful!|