Remembering tables has always been tough for kids.

They have to start from 1 x 1 to 1 x 10, then 2 x 1 to 2 x 10, ….., 10 x 1 to 10 x 10.

We ask them to remember 100 multiplications. However, we don’t need to remember all these multiplications. There is an easier way to remember these tables.

1st point: Any number multiplied by 1 is  the number itself.

               For example:            1 x 1 = 1;          4 x 1 = 4

2nd point: Any number multiplied by 10 is that number followed by 0.

               For example:            2 x 10 = 20;      9 x 10 = 90

3rd point: This is the unique part. You just need to remember the below table. It has only 36 multiplications

If you know 2 x 3 = 6, then effectively you know 3 x 2 = 6, and so on…

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Kids would love to remember 36 multiplications rather than 100 multiplications.

When I taught this to my kids, they just loved it!

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