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Sheet 6.1

The six times table - draw a line to link question and answer. Good place to start learning

Sheet 6.2

Random order multiplication questions for the 6x table

Sheet 6.3

Random order multiplication questions for the 6x table

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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The six times table
Plain and straightforward, great for reference
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

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

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