Posted by Peter on 22nd May 2009

Learning tables: 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x and 10x tables pg 2

678910-tables-2This is the second page for tables 6 to 10. The idea is to fill in the grid as quickly as possible. The tens are easy, although never suggest that ‘add a naught’ will give the correct answer! The nines are interesting in that the digits have a digital root of 9 when added (1 + 8 = 9, 2 + 7 = 9 etc). The six, seven and eight times tables are probably the hardest for most children to learn.
When completing the grid various tactics can be used if the tables have not been thoroughly learned. For example, 6 x 9 is just 6 less than 6 x 10; 7 x 9 is 7 less than 7 x 10 etc.
Also if they know that 6 x 7 = 42 then use this to answer 7 x 6, which will also be 42.
However, the ultimate aim is to know tables off by heart.

6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 x tables pg 2

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