Multiplication tables/multiplication charts are being introduced to students from a small age and it stays as one of their companions in their later lives.
It is useful in simple grocery shopping to complex tax form calculations.
In this article, you can get free printable multiplication charts for your classroom. And also we shall look on some of the interesting ways to teach little ‘Archimedes’ multiplication tables in an interesting way.
The topics we will cover in this article:
After learning addition and subtractions, kids will start learning multiplication. It is one of the four basic arithmetic operations.
The basic idea of multiplication is repeated addition.
For example: 2 x 3= 2+2+2 = 6
So, to multiply means to add equal group and after multiplication, the number of things in the group increase.
The mathematical symbol used to represent multiplication is cross “x”, asterisk “*”, or dot “.”.
3 x 7 = 21
Also in this 3 x 7 =21,
“The product of any number and one is always the number itself”
“The product of any number and zero is always zero”
“For every multiplication fact, there are two division facts”
As a teacher, you can help students with some tricks to memorize multiplication tables. Thus students can learn these tables easily and in a way, they won’t forget it ever.
Here, we will go through the multiplication tables of 1- 12 and the best tips and tricks to teach your students.
Any number when multiplied by one gets the number itself as the product.
When a number is multiplied by 2, it gets doubled.
In other words, add the number to itself.
Generally, three doesn’t have any rules that to make it’s table easy to memorize.
But, I will share an easy method that’s not known by many.
By writing in this way help kids to learn this table easily.
Step 1: First write the numbers from 0-9 in the given order.
Look at the picture given below.
Step 2: Now add 0 in front of the numbers in the first row, 1 in front of the numbers in the second row and 2 t in front of the numbers in the third row. And lastly, add a 0 after number 3.
Look at the picture below.
Step 3: Your multiplication table of 3 is ready.
This trick really seems cool,na?
When a number is multiplied by four, first double it and again double it. But it’s not the cleverest trick, but it still works.
3 x 4 becomes 3+3= 6 + 6 = 12
The multiplication table of 5 always follows a pattern. The ending will be like this:
Here is a tip to keep in mind is, odd numbers when multiplied with 5 ends with a five and even numbers ends with a zero
When an even number is multiplied by 6, the product always ends with the last digit of the number that is being multiplied.
But this trick is only for even numbers.
Like we have seen in the table of 3, I will show you a pattern that works for the table of 7.
Step 1: In your notebook write 0-9 in the given pattern
Step 2: Now add 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7 as shown in the below figure.
Step 3: Done! Table of 7 is ready in a way kids can learn easily.
There are two tricks for 8 times table
2 x 8 = 16
So, 2 + 2 = 4+4 =8+8 = 16
Step 1: In your notebook, write from 0 to 8 downwards as shown in the below picture
Step 2: Now write from 0 to 8 upwards (write 4 two times)
Step 3: Yes, your 8 times table is ready
Similar to what we have done with the table of 8.
Step 1: Write 0-9 downwards in your notebook
Step 2: Now write the numbers backwards from 9-0, next to the number you have written first
Step 3: Hurray!! Your nine times table is ready
Step 4: When you add these answers together, the answer is always 9.
Like the table of 5, 10 times the table is also easy to remember.
To multiply a number with 10, add a zero to the end of that number.
7 x 10 = 70
13x 10 = 130
256x 10 = 2650
Multiplication table of 11, it is very easy as shown below.
In the table of 11, just repeat the digit they’re multiplying by eleven
Split the number into two parts, ten and two. Then add them together!
12 x 8 =?
(10 x 8) + (2 x 8) =96
In this game, each student rolls two dice and then multiplies the number. One who gets the highest product wins the game.
An artistic and fun way to learn multiplication facts.
In the center of the flower, write any number. On the next set of petals, write numbers 1-9.
Draw another set of flowers and write the product of the center number and petal adjacent to the new petal in it.
With a deck of cards students can play multiplication war. They need to flip any two cars randomly and multiply. Whoever gets the highest product wins the game.
Arrays are one of the perfect ways to help kids visualize multiplication problems.
An array is the systematic arrangement of similar objects in the form of rows and columns. Kids can use clay, balls, buttons, crayons etc for making arrays.
Multiplication is the most common form of math we encounter in our day to day life.
To have a strong base in multiplication from a young age is a prominent thing. It will help them throughout their daily lives.
To imbibe this, students should be rigorous with the multiplication charts.
Teachers can make use of the multiplication charts and the tips mentioned in this blog to have a fruitful knowledge of multiplication knowledge to your kids.
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