Lots of children have trouble learning multiplication tables "by heart".
I can envisage a development to Minecraft (which many children I know enjoy greatly) that would make it very useful as a teaching adjunct.
I suggest creating eleven special spaces that can be reached by using ladders that ask randomly selected multiplication questions to create and climb each rung. Space 1 or "Two World" would rehearse the two-times table; from Two World the student can use the three-times ladder to reach "Three World"; and so on up to "Twelve World".
A huge number of parents and teachers would welcome this, and probably allow a larger time budget to their children to play this version. I think you could, in fact, market it separately with considerable success. I would be among the first customers, on behalf of my grandchildren. (If I knew how, and if I knew I wouldn't just be taken over, I would develop it myself - but I am not interested in making money in any case, I am perfectly happy with my lot in life).
How about doing it for all of us who want to help the kids with a tough task?
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