### Learning the Multiplication Facts

```Learning the
Multiplication Facts
Part 1
By Monica Yuskaitis
Multiplication Facts
are easiest to learn when...
 You
find patterns.
 You use rhymes.
 You use stories.
 You relate them to what
Zero Pattern
0 times any number is 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
x
x
x
x
x
x
3
7
4
1
0
9
=
=
=
=
=
=
0
0
0
0
0
0
What is
0x8=0
One’s Pattern
1 times any number is the
same number
1
1
1
1
1
1
x
x
x
x
x
x
3
7
4
1
2
9
=
=
=
=
=
=
3
7
4
1
2
9
What is
1x5=5
Two’s Pattern
2 times any number is that
number doubled
2
2
2
2
2
2
x
x
x
x
x
x
3
7
4
1
2
9
=
=
=
=
=
=
6
14
8
2
4
18
What is
2 x 5 = 10
Five’s Pattern - Step 1
Cut the number you are
multiplying in half
5
5
5
5
5
5
x
x
x
x
x
x
3
7
8
1
2
6
=
=
=
=
=
=
1.5
3.5
4
.5
1
3
Five’s Pattern - Step 2
If you are multiplying an odd
number, drop the decimal point
5
5
5
5
5
x
x
x
x
x
3
7
5
1
9
=
=
=
=
=
1. 5
3. 5
2. 5
.5
4. 5
What is
5 x 7 =3 5
What is
5 x 3 =1 5
What is
5 x 9 =4 5
What is
5 x 5 =2 5
Five’s Pattern - Step 3
If you are multiplying an even
5
5
5
5
5
x
x
x
x
x
2= 1
6= 3
4= 2
8= 4
10 = 5
0
0
0
0
0
What is
5 x 8 =4 0
What is
5 x 6 =3 0
What is
5 x 4 =2 0
What is
5 x 2 =1 0
Nine’s Pattern - Step 1
Subtract 1 from number you
are multiplying
9
9
9
9
9
9
x
x
x
x
x
x
3
7
8
1
2
6
=
=
=
=
=
=
2
6
7
0
1
5
Nine’s Pattern - Step 2
Add a 2nd number that totals
nine with the 1st number
9
9
9
9
9
9
x
x
x
x
x
x
3
7
8
1
2
6
=
=
=
=
=
=
2+ 7 =
6+ 3 =
7+ 2 =
0+ 9 =
1+ 8 =
5+ 4 =
9
9
9
9
9
9
What is
9 x 7 =6 3
What is
9 x 8 =7 2
What is
9 x 9 =8 1
What is
9 x 6 =5 4
What is
9 x 5 =4 5
What is
9 x 3 =2 7
What is
9 x 4 =3 6
What is
9 x 2 =1 8
Six’s Pattern (even #’s only)
Step #1 Cut the number you
are multiplying in half.
6
x
6 x
6 x
6 x
2
4
6
8
=
=
=
=
1
2
3
4
Six’s Pattern (even #’s only)
Step #2 The number you are
multiplying by 6 is the 2nd #.
6
x
6 x
6 x
6 x
2
4
6
8
=
=
=
=
1
2
3
4
2
4
6
8
What is
6 x 6 =3 6
What is
6 x 2 =1 2
What is
6 x 8 =4 8
What is
6 x 4 =2 4
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