2You only need to learn half of your tables! 3 x 7 is the same as 7 x 3Here are three rows of seven countersHere are seven columns of three counters.They give the same answer!
3Two times table All the answers are even numbers The answer is double the questionThe last digit of the answer has the pattern 2,4,6,8,0,2,4,6,8,0
4Three times tableIf you add up the answer it always adds up to a multiple of 3 (3,6 or 9)12 1+2=315 1+5=618 1+8=9
5Four times table All the answers are even numbers The question number always doubles and doubles again so 5x4 = (5 doubled=10) double again = 20!7x4 (7 doubled =14) double it again 28
6Five times table The units digit is always a 5 or a 0 The tens digit goes up 1,1,2 2,3,3,4,4,5,5
7Six times table All the answers are even numbers Continuous pattern in the units digits 6,2,8,4,0,6,2,8,4,0
8Seven times table Can you spot any patterns? Is there a special way you learn this table?
9Eight times table All the answers are even numbers Double 4 times table
10Nine times table The answers always add up to 9 1+8= 9 2+7 = 9 The tens go up, the units go downYou can do a trick with you fingers to show this pattern:Hold out your hands in front of you palms facing you. Hold down your left thumb – 1x9 = 9Now only hold down your left index finger. Your thumb now becomes the tens for the 1 of 18 and the other fingers become the units of 8 so 2x9=18.Only hold down your left third finger. Your thumb and index finger now becomes the tens for the 2 of 27 and the other fingers become the units of 7 so 3x9=27. and so on…. Until 10x9
11Ten times table Answers always end in zero The tens in the answer are always the same as the question.The question is the same as the answer with a 1 in the middle and a nought at the end.1 1 12 1 23 1 34 1 4
12Eleven times tableAnswers to 9x11 are the same numbers as the question.From ten x eleven the hundreds and tens go up from 11,12,13 etc and the units go up from zero, 0,1,2 etcTo look like a real genius and multiply big numbers by 11 just take the question and add it together to put in middle e.g. 18x11 1_8 add 1and8 makes 9 so put it in middle 198!25x11 = 2_5 2+5=7 answer is 275!
13Twelve times table All answers are even The units go up in twos from repeating from zero to eight. 2,4,6,8,0,2,4,6,8,0The tens go up in ones 1,2,3,4 (missing out the 5) up to 9x121,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,2,4,6,8,0,2,4,6,8,
14Tables you just need to know! 6x7 / 7x6 = 42 7x8 / 8x7 = 56 (5678) 9x8 / 8x9 = 72
15Learn your tables at home Give your family a game of multiplication war!All you need is a deck of cards and a friend.Jack=10 Queen=11 King=12Deal out all of the cards so you have half the deck each.Flip over the cards like you are playing snap.The first one to say the answer of the two numbers on the cards wins (say a 4 and a 5 were placed down – first person to say 20 wins).The player with the most correct answers at the end of the cards wins!