# Multiplication table

Use the interactive multiplication table chart to quickly multiply two numbers.

Press on a column button and a row button below to get multiplication result:

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 × =

## Multiplication quiz

Use the multiplication table to solve this quiz or solve it on your own:

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## How to learn multiplication table?

Much of the key learning of multiplication tables happens across Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4. It is fair to say that children who know their multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 (with a good amount of understanding as well as recall) cope better with the demands of the maths curriculum in many areas, such as formal written division, equivalent fractions, percentages and ratio and proportion.

So much of the mathematics curriculum in Upper Key Stage 2 is built upon a good understanding of multiplication and division and recall of the multiplication tables. Where a child has not yet remembered the necessary facts or understood their connections to each other enough, they often end up using what becomes an inefficient ‘counting up from 0’ strategy to figure them out. Not having facts at fingertips or fast strategies to get them will slow down the bigger calculations they are trying to solve and place additional pressure on working memory when problem solving (as they are adding in additional steps to work out multiplication facts rather than recalling them).

What is Skip Counting?

Skip counting is counting at intervals of whichever number you choose. For example, if I was to skip count by 7 I would count, 7, 14, 21… and so on. Using this method you can do single digit multiplication with ease. Say the teacher asks you to multiply 4 x 7 = __. You simply skip count 7’s, 4 times, 7, 14, 21, 28. The answer to 4 x 7 = 28.

That still leaves the problem of memorizing a string of numbers, and here’s where the magic is. Teach children to skip count to the tune of a simple song. Have you ever wondered why children can learn the lyrics to songs so easily? It is because music can be used as a mnemonic device, that is a strategy to assist with memorization. If you can associate the numbers with the sounds in a song, the children will not only learn them faster, but retain them much longer than they would memorizing them exclusively through repetition.

While there are several options out there for skip counting songs, my favorite are the skip counting songs to familiar children’s tunes. That way your child doesn’t have to worry about learning a tune, and can focus immediately on the numbers. My second daughter, now 8-years-old, was asked to learn her 8’s this week. After singing the song just four times, she was already starting to skip count by herself. I’ve now started teaching them to my youngest children as early as kindergarten age because they love to sing, and it’s fun.

These songs have been a game changer for us, and we wanted to share them with parents and teachers around the world. My oldest daughter and I recorded the songs for you and created simple animated videos to help the children sing along. Since posting the videos, they have been used in tens of thousands of classrooms and homes across the globe, helping children master their multiplication tables. At the special request of teachers, I have also created simple sheet music that can be printed and sent home for extra practice.

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