Maths Trick – Learning your 13, 14, 15, 16,17,18,19,20 times table
Are you looking to challenge the most able in your class or want to develop mathematical confidence of your learners? This is a great Maths trick to easily remember your times tables from 13 to 20. You might have come across the hints and tips to remember your standard times tables and found this very effective but I find when I show learners this method to learning your 13 to 20 times tables, it just simply blows them away!
It is very important to note that learners should not write anything down when using this method to learn their 13 to 20 times table. Try to get them to this in their heads to help develop mental Maths skills. Go through the example below with them and then get them to practice loads of questions from the 13 to 20 times table in their heads. Practice Practice Practice, this is KEY!!!
This makes an amazing lesson starter and I remember the first time I showed a learner the ability to remember their 13 times table, it was truly heart warming. I could see it, in their eyes the happiness that it gave them. The process shows to the “not so confident” Mathematician that a bit of resilience and few Maths tricks that anyone can be great at Maths!
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Example of quick method to Learn your 13, 14, 15, 16,17,18,19,20 times table
This is how easy and effective this process is and you can apply it to any numbers between 10 and 20!
Let’s try 18 x 16.
- 18 + 6 = 24. Add a zero to the end of 24 makes 240.
- 8 x 6 = 48
- 240 + 48 = 288!!! Mind Blowing!
Get Learners to practice practice practice!!! Try these;
18 x 13
13 x 16
17 x 18
17 x 15
12 x 19
Another method of learning your 13 times table
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Check out the times tables below, the second one is the best!