# Times Table Tricks

Shortcuts and tips to recall your multiplication tables.

Follow these tricks and you’ll be flying through your times tables even faster.

- Put the smallest number first (4 x 7 is often easier to remember than 7 x 4)
- Count on from an answer you know (for 6x 5, you may know 5 x 5 = 25, then count on another 5)
- Counting on from a known answer also works when going backwards! (for 4 x 5, if you know 5 x 5 = 25, then just count back 5)
- Count forwards and backwards quickly using your fingers

## Remember

- Everyone learns and recalls number and facts in a different way. Some stick to fingers and others may recall the whole number line. The best way, is the way that you are most comfortable with.

## 6 Times Table Tricks

Multiply by 5 instead of 6, then add the multiplier**8 x 6** = ?

Instead work out

8 x 5 = 40

And add 8

40 + 8 = **48**

## 7 Times Table Tricks

Multiply by 5s and add the double.

(Multiply by 5 instead of 7 and and the multiplier twice)**4 x 7** = ?

Instead work out

4 x 5 = 20

And add 4 twice

20 + 4 + 4 = **28**

## 8 Times Table Tricks

Multiply by 4 instead of 8, then double the answer.**5** x **8** = ?

Instead work out**5** x 4 = 20

And double the answer

2 x 20 = **40**

## 9 Times Table Tricks

Multiply by 10 instead of 9, then take away the multiplier**7 x 9** = ?

Instead work out

7 x 10 = 70

And take away 7

70 – 7 = **63**