Allow students to use the multiplication grid or Noble's Columns© until they have memorized the multiplication tables, especially when first testing whether the tables have been memorized. You may ask, isn't that just a reading test then? What you want (or should want) is to build kids up as early and as often as you can, not begin tearing them down right away. Their crueler peers, and the heart-crushing reality of a (fill in the blank) obsessed society will do that soon enough. Many, many children have had their candle of desire to be academically successful permanently snuffed out by these not-labeled-IQ but is IQ Test On Memorization Num 10 beta. Why? To what good end?