# and all things relating to the six times tables

### The Six Times Tables

1 x 6 = 6

2 x 6 = 12

3 x 6 = 18

4 x 6 = 24

5 x 6 = 30

6 x 6 = 36

7 x 6 = 42

8 x 6 = 48

9 x 6 = 54

10 x 6 = 60

11 x 6 = 66

12 x 6 = 72

###### Note

All the answers in the six times table are even numbers

So the last digit of the answer must always be 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8

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###### Four in a row: 3x and 6x

A 2 player game. Strategic, fun, and great practice for both the 3x and 6x tables

###### Four in a row: 6x and 7x

A 2 player game. Strategic, fun, and great practice for both the 3x and 6x tables

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###### Did you know...?

There is an easy test to find out if an even number is divisible by six:

just add its digits together. The answer will ALWAYS be 3, 6 or 9

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###### Bonus Info

If a number is divisible by six then it IS ALSO divisible by 3

Is 36 divisible by 6?

3 + 6 = 9

Yes!

Is 33 divisible by 6?

NO, it is an odd number

Is 50 divisible by 6?

5 + 0 = 5

No

Is 270 divisible by 6?

2 + 7 + 0 = 9

Yes

Is 198 divisible by 6?

1 + 9 + 8 = 18. This is a two digit number. We need to keep adding.

1 +8 = 9

Yes!

### Use your 3x...

If you are finding your 6x tough, you can always use your 3x table and double the answer

What is 6 x 8?

Well, 3 x 8 = 24

Double 24 = 48

###### The answer is in your hands

Have you ever wondered how "the finger method" works?

You can find a good explanation here that can help with the 6, 7, 8, 9 times tables

### Use your 5x...

Finding it difficult to remember 6 times a number?

Work out 5 times that number, then add on that same number one more time

What is 6 x 8?

Well, 5 x 8 = 40,

so 6 x 8 is 40 plus one more lot of 8.

40 + 8 = 48

###### Spot the pattern

###### for the even multiples

1 x 6 = 6

2 x 6 = 12

3 x 6 = 18

4 x 6 = 24

5 x 6 = 30

6 x 6 = 36

7 x 6 = 42

8 x 6 = 48

9 x 6 = 54

10 x 6 = 60

11 x 6 = 66

12 x 6 = 72

##### MEMORY IDEAS FOR EACH MULTIPLICATION FACT

__1 x 6 = 6__

One lot of six is six

__2 x 6 = 12__

Double 6

__3 x 6 = 18__

Movement: Imagine juggling with three balls. Throw one straight up (for the "1") and each of the other 2 make a circle (top and bottom half of the number "8"); or

Take the three balls. Use one to draw a line straight down (for the "1"). Place the others next to each other - the two spheres make the shape of the eight

Rhyme: Three juggling balls, really must be seen. Round and round they go, making eighteen

__4 x 6 =24__

4 x 6 is the same as 2 x 12 and 3 x 8 if you find those easier to remember

Doubling: 4 x 6 is the same as two lots of 2 x 6. Try 2 x 6 is 12, and then double your answer

Picture: Candy floss - watch out you will get a rotten tooth. "2" sounds like tooth. The "4" is sharp and pointy, representing a shooting pain

Movement: Candy floss is sticky and hard to pull your finger through. Imagine trying to trace the numbers "2" and "4" through the fibrous pink sugar

__5 x 6 = 30__

5 x 6 is the same as 10 x 3 (double one side, halve the other)

Shape: The gun goes "Bang" and the bullet shoots out. The "B" is like a "3" (same shape the other way round) and the bullet is round like a "0"

__6 x 6 = 36__

6 and 6 were out in the hot desert sun. They were thirsty sixes (36)

__7 x 6 = 42__

Doubling: 7 x 6 is the same as doubling 7 x 3 = 21

Shape: The "4" is the shape of the horse's head. The "2" is the shape of its tail

Rhyme: 42 sounds like Horse shoe

Rhyme: 7 dropped 6 on his shoe. 7 x 6 is 42

Adding: Add another 6 on to 6 x 6 = 36

__8 x 6 = 48__

Doubling: Double 8 x 3 = 24

Movement: "4" is a pointy stirrer, and the "8" is a pot of red and yellow liquid being swirled around

__9 x 6 = 54__

Subtraction: 10 x 6 = 60 and then take 9 away

Fingers: Click here for a video on how this works

__10 x 6 = 60__

If you multiply by 10 just move all the numbers one column to the left so 6 becomes 60

__11 x 6 = 66__

Rhyme: 11 x 6 = 66, watch the seal do his tricks

Picture: Imagine the number 11 performing for you; it curls to transform its shape into 66

__12 x 6 = 72__

Addition: Break the problem down. Try (10 x 6) + (2 x 6) i.e. 60 +12

Position/ Rhyme: The last picture in the Circus Sixes is a tiger. 12 x 6 is 72, its a tiger looking at you