I am a fourth grade teacher and one of our TEKs is that students can recall multiplication facts up to 12x12. At our school, the 3rd grade teachers follow the format that Marilyn Burns sets up for multiplication mastery. The chart that we use goes in the order that is suggested in the Marilyn Burns book.
We wanted to get our 4th graders interested in mastering their facts so we set up a Movie Party to go with their facts that they master. We have the party in January, so how ever much they have mastered then that is what they will get at the party.
The students keep this chart in their Leadership Notebook and put a sticker next to the fact that they master. We follow the Leader in Me by Steven Covey and the students follow the 7 Habits. This follows the Habit: Put First Things First.