Is drill and practice the only way to learn the multiplication tables? Today’s sites offer some interesting answers. Yes, practice is important, and you’ll find several fun ways to do so online. But having a bit of understanding is important too. For example, if you’ve already memorized 6×7=42, the commutative law of multiplication tells us you do not need to memorize 7×6=42. Read on for more helpful multiplication hints and lots of practice drills.