# How to Easily Teach Your Child the Multiplication Table

Memorizing hundreds of correct answers is the most labor-intensive way to learn the multiplication results of numbers up to 10.

The process can be expedited by showing your child how to reduce these 100 combinations to 36 using some simple rules.

## Pythagoras Table

Multiplication by 1

The simplest rule imaginable. The number remains unchanged when multiplied by one. It's easy to explain and easy to remember.

5 x 1 = 5

Multiplication by 10

Another very straightforward rule. When multiplied by 10, simply add a zero to the end of the number. That's it.

5 x 10 = 50

Main Multiplication Table Rule

The product does not change when the factors' order is reversed.

5 x 2 = 2 x 5 = 10

Knowing these rules significantly simplifies a child's perception. It means that they only need to memorize 36 examples, not the entire table.

## How to Learn the Multiplication Table

First and foremost, it is essential to understand the essence of the operation itself. You can replace multiplication with addition: identical numbers are added as many times as we multiply them.
5 × 3 — add 5 three times.
5 × 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 = 15

Explain to your child how to use the Pythagoras table.

The result of multiplying two numbers can be found at the intersection of the corresponding rows and columns.

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X1 x X2 = R 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 2 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 3 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 4 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 5 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 6 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 7 7 14 21 28 35 42 49 56 63 8 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 9 9 18 27 36 45 54 63 72 81

Next, have your child fill in an empty multiplication table.

To quickly learn the basic part of the multiplication table from 36 examples, use a table with corner coloring.

Fill in the multiplication table for 2 in ascending order.

Fill in the multiplication table for 2 in descending order.

Fill in the multiplication table for 2 in random order.

It's better to learn the multiplication table in blocks. Start with 2, then move to 3, and so on.

Blocks for 7, 8, and 9 become very small, so you can teach them simultaneously.

## Reinforcing the Multiplication Table

For reinforcement, it's better to use a table with horizontal coloring.

With this coloring, it's easier to check knowledge of multiplication by specific numbers: 2, 3, 4, and so on.