Tips and tricks on memorizing the multiplication table

October 22, 2016



To start off, here is a basic tip. Remember, every multiplication has a twin. For instance, if you forget the product of 6x4, you might remember 4x6, which are basically equal to the same thing! This way, you only have to remember half of the multiplication table.


Here are some tricks by number. To multiply by 2, add the number to itself (ex. 2x8 = 8+8).


For multiplying by 5, there is a pattern! The last digits go by 5, 0, 5, 0. For instance, 5x1= 5, 5x2= 10, 5x3 = 15. See how the last digits of the products go by 5, 0, and then 5?


If you multiply 6 by an even number, like 2, they will end in the same even number you’re multiplying by. For example: 6x2 = 12 and 6x4 = 24.


For 9’s, the last digits goes by 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 2, 1. Example: 9x1= 9, 9x2= 18, 9x3= 27… You can use your hands as a tool! To multiply 9 by 8, hold your eighth finger down, and count 7 fingers one side, and 2 on the other side. In the end, your answer would be 72!  





Lastly, to multiply by 10’s, just add a zero behind the number you are multiplying 10 by! Example: 5x10= 50, 6x10=60 and 9x10=90!


Try these tips and tricks to help you memorize the multiplication table and ace any multiplication test!

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