While it may seem counterintuitive to memorize facts, automaticity is a very important fact in future success in math.
The point to memorizing math facts is to help your child with automaticity.
Automaticity is the ability to recall facts instantly in lieu of counting on fingers or diagramming the problem.
Resolution 1441 (2002) adopted today by the Security Council excludes any automaticity in the use of force.
Difficulties in developing automaticity further increases problems, as spellings learned, for example, are lost when concentrating on writing.