Follow these simple tricks to make the 6 times table easy
Again, this was my son who figured out this method for himself, so I decided to share it with you (with his consent of course) and I would like to state that if there was someone else who did find this method that I did not copy it from them, so thank you that you will not copy it from me.
Counting in six:
- When learning to count in six, it is important to remember 6, 2, 8, 4 and 0 in this particular order.
- When you look at the counting, it follows this pattern as you can see:
- 6 - 12 - 18 - 24 - 30 - 36 - 42 - 48 - 54 - 60 - 66 - 72 - 78 - 84 - 90 - 96 - 102 - 108
- It is also important to remember when counting that if the second number is 4 and above 4 that the first number will go over to the next digit, like in 24 the next front digit is 3 (30)
Doing the six times table:
- When doing the six times table, it is important to remember the above, because this is your guide. (6, 2, 8, 4, 0)
- For the number in front you take half of what you have to times with 6, but if it is a number with a half, you go over to the next number.
- for example: half of 4 is 2 and for half of 5 would be 2 and a half, so you take 3.
- and for the number at the back you have to use the 6, 2, 8, 4 and 0.
- let's do it practically so that you can see what I mean:
- 5 x 6 = for the number in front which would be 2 and a half you put a 3 in front and for the number at the back you start counting from the 6, 5 times. So you count 6 (1), 2 (2), 8 (3), 4 (4), 0 (5). So you end up at the 0, so the number at the back is 0.
- that gives you 30
- Let's take another example, just to make certain:
- 6 x 8 : the number in front is half of what you time with the 6, which is 8 and half of that is 4. for the number at the back you count from the 6 eight times. Which is 6 (1), 2 (2), 8 (3), 4 (4), 0 (5), 6 (6), 2 (7), 8 (8), so the answer is 48.
- Just to make sure you understand the method, let's take another one:
- 6 x 6: for the number in front, half of 6 is 3.
- for the number at the back let's count 6, 2, 8, 4, 0, 6 (counting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - which is up to the number which you are multiplying with 6) - so you end up with 6 again that makes the number at the back 6 = 36.
- Most important to remember is that if half of the number in front is "a number and a half" you go over to the next number. Like for 7 it would be 3 and a half, making the number in front a 4.
The downside to using these simple tricks to make the 6 times table easy:
- it only works up until the 10 times table (which is so easy you actually don't need this method) and then for 11 (which is also super easy) and 12 times tables you have to go over to the next number. For 11 it would have been 5 and a half, which makes it go over to 6 then, but you don't need this method for 11 times tables because they are so easy But with 12 half would have been 6, but it must be 7 for the number in front then.
I hope you can understand and found these tricks to make the 6 times table easy in math interesting. Please share them with your friends, so that they can also try these out. If you don't understand, because this is a very difficult method to explain, please do not hesitate to send me a message, I will try my best to help you where you don't understand. You are also welcome to leave a comment (without any spam of course)
Again I am going to ask you, for the sake of my son who figured these methods out himself, not to copy and share these methods as your own, rather send your friends over here.thank you.
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