## Introduction: Tables of 6, 7, 8 and 9 in Your Hands

At the age of 8 I had to learn the multiplying tables. I've never been good at memorizing lists or tables. It was easy to learn the tables from 1 to 5 but from 6 to 9 it seemed to be way more complicated... A year later I heard this trick on the radio and it saved my life. Since then I've taught it to many other kids. I passed such a bad time at school as I was the only one in my class who didn't know the tables so I hope this trick was useful for any parent or teacher who knew any child in this situation SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE!

## Step 1: Ascribe Values

- First put your hands in front of you as shown in the drawing - In each hand, ascribe a value from 6 to 10 to each finger

## Step 2: How to Multiply

**Step 1**Choose the numbers to multiply.

**Example: 7x8****Step 2**Put together the fingers whoses values you want to multiply.

**Step 3**Now count the touching fingers and the ones below them. The number you get will be the tens.

**Now multiply the fingers above the ones touching of the left hand and the ones in the right hand. The number you get will be the units.**

Step 4

*Example: 5*Step 4

*Example: 3x2=6*

Answer: 56Answer: 56

***In some cases you will get a number of units bigger than nine, in that case sum both quantities***Example: 7x6 - Touching fingers + the ones below -> 3 - Fingers above the ones touching in left hand -> 3 3 x 4 = 12 - Fingers above the ones touching in the right hand -> 4 3 (tens) Now we've got 3 tens and 12 units -> + 12 (units) --------- 42 (final result)

## Step 3: Another Trick for the Table of 9

Here's an

**extra trick for**the whole table of**nine**. - First put your hands in front of you - Then ascribe values from 1 to 10 to your fingers - Fold the finger whose value you want to multiply nine times - The fingers remaining unfolded in the left will be the tens - The fingers remaining unfolded in the right will be the units**Example: 9 x 4**- Fold the fourth finger - Fingers remaining unfold in the**left -**>**3**(tens) - Fingers remaining unfold in the**right**->**6**(units) - Final result ->**36**