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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

10 Steps to Multiplication Memorization

Works for Me Wednesday Meme

1. Learn the 0’s
Any # times 0 is 0.

2. Learn the 1’s
Any # times 1 says itself.

3. Learn the 10’s
Count by 10’s - say aloud and write
10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80, 90,100, 110, 120
Practice the 10’s with a partner, and point to the answer on the paper.

4. Learn the 5’s
Count by 5’s - say aloud and write
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60
Practice the 5’s with a partner, and point to the answer on the paper.

5. Learn the 2’s
Count by 2’s - say aloud and write
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24,
Practice the 2’s with a partner, and point to the answer on the paper.

6. Learn the 3’s
Count by 3’s - say aloud and write
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36
Practice the 3’s with a partner, and point to the answer on the paper.

7. Learn the 11’s
Learn the trick - a # times 11 says itself twice. For example: 5×11=55
(This works up to 9×11)
11×11 is 11 with a 2 in the middle (121)
11×12 is 13 plus a 2 (132)- 11, 12, 13 plus a 2

8. Learn the Double Rhymes and 7×8
4×4 isn’t mean, 4×4 is sweet 16
6×6 pick up sticks, 6×6 is 36
7×7 feeling fine, 7×7 is 49
8×8 fell on the floor, 8×8 is 64
9×9 ate a ton, 9×9 is 81
12 x 12 give 4 more, 12×12 is 144
5, 6, 7, 8 - 56 is 7×8

9. Learn the 9’s
Learn the trick - 9×7 starts with 6 (it is 1 less than 7) 6+3 more = 9
The Answer is 63. (6 and 3, The # less than 7 and the # added to get to 9)
Kids can hold up 7 fingers, take 1 away to have 6. Then, count up 3 fingers to get 9.

10. This Leaves Only 8 Left to Memorize
Learn the remaining 8 by making flashcards.
4×6, 4×7, 4×8, 6×7, 6×12, 7×12, 8×12, 9×12
You may want to concentrate on 4×8, 6×7, 6×12 at the same time. All the answers end in 2. (32, 42, 72)

15 comments:

Amy said...

Love the double rhymes! My daughter has just started multiplication in MUS Gamma. We'll use this. Thanks!

Jane said...

Love those rhymes! I also use a rap video called Ms. Jone's Multiplication rap. http://www.msjonesproductions.com/

It's so catchy I find myself singing her raps. My husband just *loves* it when I am signing the 7's rap! LOL

Tina in Thailand said...

The nultiplication rhymes are great!

We have one more trick to share too.
A product of 9 adds up to nine.

5x9=45 4+5=9 and so on.

Only it does not work on is 10 and 11, but they are easy to remember by themselves.

JanMary said...

Love that double rhyme - never heard it before. Off to teach it to my daughters! Thanks :)

twinklemom said...

I love the rhymes! I need to remind myself to print this out for the kids!

Wonderful WFW post..it was so calming for this caffeine filled momma! LOL

April said...

Thanks for the rhymes! The clock has helped my daughter to learn to count by threes...at least to 12. It is a great visual because each quarter of an hour is divisable by 3.

ellen b said...

what a cool graphic with that verse.

Elisa said...

What a beautiful graphic and great verse! Thanks for sharing!

cheaperthencheap said...

Love the ryhme and was just sharing it with my daughter who struggles with her tables.

Laane said...

That's great!!

You can find out what works for me ::here::
Have a wonderful day!

Nancie said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely picture and the encouraging verses. God bless!

Jenny said...

I loved the passage you posted. So often I'll think well, Lord where are you? You're not here and the truth is that I haven't invited Him to be with me at that moment. thanks for the reminder!

Jenny

the160acrewoods said...

not sure how I missed visiting you! but I see it now!!! Great job! I may have to write down the multiplication rhyme and save it for later! my kids are quite old enough for it yet!!!

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

Thanks! These are a huge help, and jsut when I need them!

NeedANap2 said...

Thanks for the tips, we'll be heading into multiplication soon with our oldest.

For 9, I learned this in high school (so I was past needing it) just hold your 2 hands in front of you with fingers sprayed out then put down the finger you're multiplying by (going from left to right) and the tens digit is the # of fingers on the left from finger put down and ones digit is the # of fingers on right from finger put down (sounds really complicated, but once you do it it's easy). 1x9 put down left pinky and you have 9 fingers up to the right from the down pinky so 1x9=9. 2x9 put down left ring finger so 1 finger on the left is the tens place and 8 fingers on the right is the ones place 2x9=18. Obviously this only works from 1x9 to 10x9.