A multiplication chart is a table consisting of columns and rows. A multiplication chart of 10 will be written with the number 1-10 on the left column and the top row. The number on the left column will be multiplied by the number on the top row and the result will be listed on the tables where both numbers meet. Some multiplication charts are using color code to make it easier for children to learn and memorize.
To read a multiplication chart, you need to pick one number on the left column and move towards right, after that, choose a number from the top row and move to the bottom. The box where the two numbers meet is the result.
One of the easiest ways to learn multiplication is by memorizing them. You can use a multiplication chart to help you memorize it. But there are some things you can do to make it even easier.
You need to know that the order does not matter. 4x6 is the same as 6x4. The result is 24. The multiplication table is a mirror. Instead of minding the orders, you need to focus on just the numbers.
Memorizing a whole chart can be hard. That's why it will be easier for you to learn it in smaller chunks. You can start to memorize the 5x5 chunks first, and then move to 5x9. Lastly, you can move on to 6x6 to 9x9. Once you memorize the smaller ones first, the next will be a little easier.
There are some noticeable patterns in multiplication. For example, any number multiplied by 2 is just double the number. numbers multiplied by 5 always have the results that end either with 5 or 0, etc. Anything multiplied by 10 is by far the easiest. All you have to do is just add a 0 after it.
Some numbers are just so hard to remember such as 6x7= 42 and 7x8= 56. For these numbers, you need to repeat it over and over to make it easier for you to remember.
You don't have to, but if you do, it will be easier for you on your next math journey. Every time you need it you just have to call it from your memory instead of counting them manually.