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Multiplication x 9

Easy-to-learn finger-method

 

Knowing the multiplication tables is essential if you are to become confident with maths.  The best way to achieve confidence and familiarity with the tables is simply to memorise them.  This may take some time but it is well worth the effort in the long run.

 

However, you may find the multiplication method described below a useful (and interesting) way to work out multiplication facts for the number 9.

 

 

Hold out both hands palm upwards in front of you.

 

Suppose you want to find out 4 x 9.

 

Count across from left to right and flap down finger number 4.

 

The number of fingers to the LEFT of the flapped-down finger represents the number of TENS

(in this case 3 fingers =30)

 

The number of fingers to the RIGHT of the flapped-down finger represents the number of UNITS

(in this case 6)

 

So ... 4 x 9 = 36


       
   

This example shows 7 x 9

Flap down the 7th finger.

6 fingers on LEFT = 60

3 fingers on RIGHT = 3

ANSWER: 7 x 9 = 63


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