Thanks everyone for their replies. Have a DD who is determined not to learn her tables, and already had an idea about what needed doing and what to do. Lock her in her room and not feed her 'til she could do her 9X
. (I remember I wasn't allowed to stay up and watch Z Cars until I did mine). So was looking for any ideas that may help, and ideally a quick fix. What I have done is downloaded the links to a few internet sites on which she can practice in her own time, whilst I will do a few sessions of more intensive rote practice with her. All I really need to do at this stage is to just get through to her how important it is to know the tables, and how much easier the rest of the maths becomes if she either has instant recall or, even better in my view, she can quickly devise in her head a suitable method. E.g 8x9 =9x8=9x4x2..