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Hi. The link didn't work for me but when I searched I came across this one..

http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-n...s-teaching-resources-number-facts?INTCMP=SRCH

Children don't need to know all their number facts to succeed at maths IOE study says knowledge of principles more important
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Professor Richard Cowan said: "Many people agree with the traditional view and think children should spend more time learning facts to become competent in arithmetic and progress in mathematics. This study does not support the traditional view."
Jane xxxx
 
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