Teaching The Multiplication Tables


You’ve no doubt heard of a multiplication table already. It is a grid that contains digits. This will allow you to quickly multiply using the table, or more commonly in your head. It is not magic; it is memorization. It is fascinating and mysterious. It can be a very useful tool in teaching multiplication and other skills.

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It will have ten columns, and each number will have an abbreviation that indicates what it is. For example, the third letter in the second column of the 8 times table charts means “three times eight.” That is a very useful addition for students learning math. This type of math can be used in conjunction with the worksheet approach.

There are many ways to teach multiplication tables to children and many ways to remember it. To make sure that students enjoy learning this subject, there are a few key points to remember. I hope these tips will be helpful in teaching your child the basics of the multiplication chart and help them memorize it in as short a time as possible.

The first tip I would give any parent about memorizing a multiplication table is to take the time to actually show them what they are doing. Show them a multiplication chart at least twice a week until they are able memorize it. Even children who seem to understand the concept well should be shown a table graph at least once per week.

Second, remember that your child does not need to know the first two columns of a multiplication table. Once he or she has memorized those columns, he or she will be able to figure out the third and forth columns. When your child is solving for the first two multiples, ask them to write down the first number in the first cell (the cell that starts with “X” in a vertical format), the second number in the second cell (the cell that starts with “O” in a horizontal format), and the third number in the third cell (the cell that starts with “T” in a vertical format). Continue this process until your child is able to answer all three numbers. Once your child has answered all three numbers successfully, they should be given their key in the top-right corner of the multiplication table.

Finally, ask your child to write down the first number in the second cell and the second number in the third cell. Ask them to solve for all of the multiples in those cells only, and not for any single even number in those cells. Next, ask your child to answer the multiplication chart correctly. This includes numbers 1 through 9. Once they are confident, show your child where the pattern ends and remind him or her that they still need the first column of the table to remember.

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