Posted on July 9, 2018
Then use theMath Trainer – Multiplicationto train your memory, it is specially designed to help you memorize the tables.
(And once you remember those, you also know 32, 42, 52, etc., right?)
I also have a longer list ofmultiplication tips and tricksif you are interested.
DLastly learn the 66 to 99 chunk
Example: to multiply 9 by 8: hold your 8th finger down, and you can count 7 and 2 … the answer is72
Use it a few times a day for about 5 minutes each, and you will learn your tables.
Try it now, and then come back and read some more …
Then bring it all together by practicing the whole 10 Times Table
CIs the same asB, except the questions are the other way around. Learn it too.
So, dont memorizeboth35 and 53, just memorize that a 3 and a 5 make 15 when multiplied.
First, use the table above to start putting the answers into your memory.
For me the hardest ones are 67=42, 68=48 and 78=56. I often have to say in my mind:
Print one and put it on your wall, or paste it in an exercise book.
It is too hard to put the whole table into your memory at once. So, learn it in chunks …
You can test yourself using thetimes tables test.
So the pattern is 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20
In fact half of the table is a mirror image of the other!
Sounds tough, but once you have mastered the 10 table, it is just a few steps away.
six sevens are forty-two, six eights are forty-eight, seven eights are fifty-six
9has a pattern, too:9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90
10is maybe the easiest of them all … just put a zero after it.
And of course 2, 5 and 10 just follow their simple rules you know already, so it just leaves these to remember:
first or second, the answer is always the same.
so you should be thinking something like this:
2is just doubling the number. The same as adding the number to itself.
There are some patterns which can help you remember:
When we multiply two numbers, it does not matter which is
5has a pattern: 5, 10, 15, 20, etc. It ends in either0or5.
And if you are really good, see if you can beat the high scores atReaction Math.
So, the two main ways for you to learn the multiplication table are:
Now, notice how the ones place goes down: 9,8,7,6, …? And at the same time, the tens place goes up: 1,2,3,…? Well,your hands can help!
This is very important! It nearly cuts the whole job in half.
Your life will be a lot easier when you can simplyrememberthe multiplication tables.
But here are some tips to help you even more: