HNowadays pupils don’t usually know the times table due to the intensive use of the calculator. Having in mind that you know the 2, 3, 4 and 5 times tables, which are the easiest ones for you to memorize, there is a little trick for you to learn the 6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables with the help of your fingers. I will show you some examples that will help you to understand what I have just said:

- On your left hand you put 3 fingers down (because `8 - 5 = 3`) On your right hand, you put 2 fingers down (because `7 - 5 = 2`);
- The total of fingers which are put down corresponds to tens. So, `5 xx 10 = 50`;
- You multiply the fingers which are up and you will have `3 xx 2 = 6`;
- And finally, you will sum up the two results and you will obtain `50 + 6 = 56`.

- On your left hand you put 4 fingers down (because `9 - 5 = 4`) On your right hand you put 1 finger down (because `6 - 5 = 1`);
- The total of fingers which are down corresponds to tens and so `5 xx 10 = 50`;
- You multiply the fingers which are up and so `1 xx 4 = 4`;
- Finally, you sum up the two results and you will have `50 + 4 = 54`.

- On your left hand you put 3 fingers down (because `8 - 5 = 3`) On your right hand you put 3 fingers down (because `8 - 5 = 3`);
- The total of fingers which are down corresponds to tens and so `6 xx 10 = 60`;
- You multiply the fingers which are up and you will have `2 xx 2 = 4`;
- Finally, you sum up these two results and you will obtain `60 + 4 = 64`.

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