This is one of my favourite times table strategies to teach kids. They get so excited when they see how it works!

– Have your hands out in front of you.

– Mentally number them 1-10, from left to right.

– Whichever number you are multiplying 9 by, place that finger down.

*Eg. For 3 x 9 put your left hand middle finger down.*

– How many fingers are to the left of the finger you placed down? How many are to the right? Put those 2 numbers side by side & that’s your answer!

*Eg. For 3 x 9, the left middle finger is down. There are 2 fingers to the left, 7 to the right. 3 x 9 = 27*

I tried to take photos to demonstrate this but it was a bit tricky by myself! Instead I searched & found this great link & photo for you to check out….

http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2012/01/cool-9-times-tables-trick.html?m=1

Hope this little trick helps your students learn their 9 times tables!