# Recalling and using multiplication facts for the 2, 5, 3 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.

Before you move to multiplication make sure that your child has a good understanding of arrays. Which means that they can make 2 groups of 4, 5 sets of 2. Use desired language. You can also link this skill with counting in 2s, 5s, 3s and 10s, as this will make it way easier!

### x2 Tips

• All the answers in x2 table are even numbers.
• Link it with doubles - x2 means double, for example 2x3=6 2x - means double, so it is double 3. And we already know that double 3 is 6!
• Zero times any number is zero. Think of a zero as nothing, so nothing times 10 is still nothing!
• Chop it! 2x8=? So double 8, but what if you just don’t remember that double?

Think of an 8 as 5 and 3 Double 5 is 10 Double 3 is 6 10+6=16

Good news: x4 is double and double one more time. This means that when you learn x2 you will also know x4!

### Build arrays

You can use any counters you have.

### Old school time tables

Write x2 table with your child.Each time they read it, they earn a star or sticker

### Interlocking cubes

This is a new pack that I've found. It is a bit cheaper and it comes with very handy storage bag.

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### Multiplication wooden board

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### Multiplication magic cube

Keep it in a car. It is a great fidget toy plus your kids can learn so much.

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### x5 Tips

• All the answers end in 5 or 0.
• Odd number x5 always ends in 5.
• Even number x5 always ends in 0.
• If you are really stuck with the answer, but you remember x10 by heart, try this 4x5=? 4x10=40 so half that 40, and you get 20. Half of 10 is 5, so instead of multiplying by 5, you could multiply by 10 and then chop your answer in half.
• Use your fingers to count in 5s. Check below.

### Make it

You know how to count in 5s, now use your fingers to remember how many 5s you have counted For example 5x6=? Show me six fingers, and count in 5s to 6. Where do you stop? 30!

(P.S. No comments about the picture of my hands. I’m not good at it YET :)

### Old school multiplication time tables

Write it with your child. Each time they read it, they earn a star. How many stars will they have when they know them without using fingers?

### Time Tables Practice 1

Take it to the restaurant, holidays etc.

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### Multiplication Wooden Board

Click on the picture to view it on amazon.

### Multiplication Magic Cube

Keep it in a car. It is a great fidget toy plus your kids can learn so much.

Click on the picture to view it on amazon.

### x10 Tips

• All the answers x10 end with 0
• When you multiply any number by 10 you simply add a 0 to it. For example 5x10=50 7x10=70
• link it with counting in 10s. 4x10 means we need to count in 10s 4 times.

### Numicon

It is the best resource to learn x10 tables. It is hands on, your child will be moving and counting shapes 10 frames. It is brilliant to build a visual picture of tables.

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### Time Tables Practice 1

Take it to the restaurant, holidays etc.

Click on the picture to view it on amazon.

### Multiplication Wooden Board

Click on the picture to view it on amazon.

### Multiplication Magic Cube

Keep it in a car. It is a great fidget toy plus your kids can learn so much.

Click on the picture to view it on amazon.