Multiplication Tables

Lesson

We've already looked at the doubling strategy for our two and four times tables. Now let's look at how we can use a similar strategy to help us learn the six times tables.

We learnt that multiplying a number by 3 is the same as tripling a number. There are $3$3 equal groups.

Here are $3$3 groups of $4$4:

If we double the number of groups, how many groups are there?

There are now $6$6 groups of $4$4!

- count up in sixes
- use your $3$3 times tables and the doubling strategy
- use your $5$5 times tables and add $1$1 more group (because $5$5 groups + $1$1 group = $6$6 groups)

Let's learn more about the doubling strategy by watching a video.

$3\times6$3×6

$6\times6$6×6

$6\times8$6×8