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Like many parents, I have a weekly struggle with my children to get them to do their homework. For my daughter in Year 3, the current battle is to get her to practice her times tables.
We’ve talked about how useful times tables are, and how you need to know them for all sorts of things when you’re grown up, but there’s always something else she would rather be doing. Persuasion and rhetoric may work in the House of Commons chamber, but the Whately breakfast table is a different matter. So I told them they HAD to learn them because the law is changing.