MULTIPLICATION IS NO COMPLICATION  RAP IT UPby Phyl Lobl
If multiplication gives you trouble, Don't despair but learn to double. Double 1 X (times) get X (times) 2. It's really easy for you to do.
Double 2 X (times) and get X (times)4. Are you ready for some more? Double 4 X (times) you'll have X (times) 8, As far as we'll go with this doubling rate.
10 X (times) is the easiest. You don't have to double. Just add 0 (nought). That's no trouble. 11 X (times) is really 10 X (times) plus the multiplying number, So that's no fuss.
5 X (times) is easy, ends in 5 or a 0 (naught) Half of the tens number, it's easily taught.
9 X (times) is simple, but takes you higher, Just 10 X (times) minus the multiplier.
So what can you do now 1, 2, 4, and 8, 9, 10, 5 and 11, That's pretty good mate.
Let's move on and look at X (times) 3 You have 3 X (times) 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 5 and 11 That leaves 3 X 3 and 3 X 7
2 X (time) plus once of the multiplier will get those. You've got this table game by the nose. I bet you thought I'd forgotten six? Well I hadn't, so here's a few more doubling tricks.
Double 3 X (times) you'll get X (times) 6 That gets us out of that little fix. Double X (times) 6 and you'll have X (times) 12. I bet you saw that for yourself.
7 X (times) well that table is number heaven. You only have to memorise 7 X 7 6 X 7 is 42 add another 7 all will be fine, 7 X 7 is 49
Now you've finished, you've done the rest. Try things out, do a little test. Hear the numbers, by halves go back. Then double up and you'll be on track.
6 X 8 think 6 X 4 If that doesn't come, think back more. 6 X 2. You know that's 12 6 X 4. Now fill in for yourself.
I bet you knew that without thinking more That 6 X 4 was 24. 6 X 8 will fill the plate Bet you got it, 48.
Be brave now and try another Then go out now and show your mother. Show your grandpa, show your aunt , When it comes to tables, never say can't . Just before you go to sleep, Try it again instead of counting sheep.
