Multiplication Tables – One of the fundamental steps involved with grasping basic maths is learning the multiplication tables by heart. Of course, it is not possible for students to learn all the tables from 1 to 100, but they can easily memorize the multiplication tables from 1 to 20. It not only helps with performing basic arithmetic operations quickly but also understands the concepts in an effective way.
Although a very basic calculator can be used to carry out these multiplications, their usage is not encouraged for two reasons. First of all, calculators are generally not allowed at the primary education level. Secondly, their usage inhibits a student from developing mental maths skills which can be a great help in daily lives as adults.
To facilitate the memorization of Maths multiplication tables, it is important to visualize the tables and recite them until the student can recall any particular multiple such as ‘seven eights are’. Practising the tables by writing them repeatedly is another way to memorise them. In fact, by simultaneously reciting the tables, the student can accomplish all the three ways of learning the tables – visualising, reciting, and writing.
As the students move from primary education to secondary education, performing quick and accurate arithmetic operations become extremely important. Whether it is the calculation of the least common multiple or calculating the final velocity of an object moving at a certain acceleration, recalling multiples of up to 20 is essential.
Also, beyond the table of 20, if you have to multiply large numbers, you have to rely on fundamental multiplication. For example, to multiply 36 and 18, the first step is to multiply 6 and 8. The student should be able to recall that six eights are forty-eight to move beyond the first step. This is where Math multiplication tables can come handy.
Tables From 2 to 30
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