The purpose of memorizing tables and the like and relentless practice in adding, multiplying, and dividing is so later when you get to the theory parts of math, algebra, trig, calc, etc.. You can appreciate the method and the theory instead of being mired in endless division and multiplication by hand. Making those basic parts rigid and fixed allows you to move on from them. Later on you can challenge or appreciate the methods involved.

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