At the age of 8 I had to learn the multiplying tables. I've never been good at memorizing lists or tables. It was easy to learn the tables from 1 to 5 but from 6 to 9 it seemed to be way more complicated... A year later I heard this trick on the radio and it saved my life. Since then I've taught it to many other kids. I passed such a bad time at school as I was the only one in my class who didn't know the tables so I hope this trick was useful for any parent or teacher who knew any child in this situation

SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE!

- In each hand, ascribe a value from 6 to 10 to each finger

Here's an extra trick for the whole table of nine.

- First put your hands in front of you

- Then ascribe values from 1 to 10 to your fingers

- Fold the finger whose value you want to multiply nine times

- The fingers remaining unfolded in the left will be the tens

- The fingers remaining unfolded in the right will be the units

Example: 9 x 4

- Fold the fourth finger

- Fingers remaining unfold in the left -> 3 (tens)

- Fingers remaining unfold in the right -> 6 (units)

- Final result -> 36

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SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE!

## Step 1: Ascribe values

First put your hands in front of you as shown in the drawing- In each hand, ascribe a value from 6 to 10 to each finger

## Step 2: How to multiply

Step 1

Choose the numbers to multiply.

Step 2

Put together the fingers whoses values you want to multiply.

Step 3

Now count the touching fingers and the ones below them. The number you get will be the tens.

Step 4

Now multiply the fingers above the ones touching of the left hand and the ones in the right hand. The number you get will be the units.

Example: 7x6

- Touching fingers + the ones below -> 3

- Fingers above the ones touching in left hand -> 3

3 x 4 = 12

- Fingers above the ones touching in the right hand -> 4

3 (tens)

Now we've got 3 tens and 12 units -> + 12 (units)

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42 (final result)

Choose the numbers to multiply.

*Example: 7x8*Step 2

Put together the fingers whoses values you want to multiply.

Step 3

Now count the touching fingers and the ones below them. The number you get will be the tens.

*Example: 5*Step 4

Now multiply the fingers above the ones touching of the left hand and the ones in the right hand. The number you get will be the units.

*Example: 3x2=6*

Answer: 56Answer: 56

***In some cases you will get a number of units bigger than nine, in that case sum both quantities***Example: 7x6

- Touching fingers + the ones below -> 3

- Fingers above the ones touching in left hand -> 3

3 x 4 = 12

- Fingers above the ones touching in the right hand -> 4

3 (tens)

Now we've got 3 tens and 12 units -> + 12 (units)

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42 (final result)

## Step 3: Another trick for the table of 9

Here's an extra trick for the whole table of nine.

- First put your hands in front of you

- Then ascribe values from 1 to 10 to your fingers

- Fold the finger whose value you want to multiply nine times

- The fingers remaining unfolded in the left will be the tens

- The fingers remaining unfolded in the right will be the units

Example: 9 x 4

- Fold the fourth finger

- Fingers remaining unfold in the left -> 3 (tens)

- Fingers remaining unfold in the right -> 6 (units)

- Final result -> 36

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