Tricks for learning the multiplication table. Count on your fingers
Learning the multiplication tables is a difficult challenge for many students. In the era of the availability of calculators, it arouses reluctance. We suggest simple tricks that will make your child love to multiply.
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1. Learning to multiply on your fingers
Multiplying by 2 or 3 is not a problem for most people. Only later, as the numbers increase, do the difficulties begin.
Therefore, we remind you of simple tricks to overcome multiplication problems. It's a great way to introduce yourself to the world of math.
The first variant is universal. It allows you to multiply numbers starting from 6 x 6. Each of the five fingers is assigned a number from 6 to 10. We apply the same principle to both hands.
If we multiply, for example, 7 x 6, we touch the fingers: in one hand - the second - corresponding to seven, and in the other - the first. This means that there are 3 fingers at the joint height and below. We write them as 30.
The remaining fingers are multiplied: with one hand 3, with the other 4. 3 x 4, ie 12, are added to the previously calculated 30. This gives us the full result: 6 x 7 is 42.
There is also a method of multiplying on the fingers according to the number 9. It is enough to bend the finger in the order by how much we multiply.
For example, 9 x 4 means a bent 4 finger. Then we have 3 fingers left in front. They will give the number of tens, which in this case is 30. Behind the bent finger there will be 6 other fingers, so the correct result for the multiplication of 9 x 4 is 36.
Although the methods may sound enigmatic, it only takes a moment to practice to make multiplication on your fingers a habit. Every child will be delighted to use such a cheat sheet.
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