## Tricks to teach children to multiply

Many children enjoy learning , of the new thing that school can bring them, and also of each new challenge. There are little ones who are wanting to know more, for example, of mathematics. However, for others it can be a real ordeal to have to sit down in front of the paper and solve the class exerc

Many children enjoy **learning**, of the new thing that school can bring them, and also of each new challenge. There are little ones who are wanting to know more, for example, of mathematics. However, for others it can be a real ordeal to have to sit down in front of the paper and solve the class exercises.

If our children have problems when doing **multiplications** and we want to encourage them and help them to understand it, we need to know games and tricks that teach them in an easy way.

## How to teach children to multiply

So that children** learn to multiply**, or reinforce the knowledge that their teachers have already given them in classrooms, it is necessary that they have the ability not to be discouraged when they do not go out to school. first Explaining a multiplication as a game is what is usually more useful so that they never forget it.

We can think of the game of fruits, especially if they are cherries, or of the lacasitos if we have them at hand, or any element that we can eat or play with, and that is fun and colorful so that they never forget it.

Experimenting with multiplications in a fun way with games can be done in the following way: establishing groups of numbers through colors, if we do not want to do it with fruit or food, we can think of** plasticine balls**. The visual strength of the children will make them understand the 'equipment' of numbers through the colors so that they know why the quantities are multiplying.

## Games for children to learn multiplication tables

To learn how to multiply, there are several tricks that we can have on hand at any given time:

-**The game of songs**: If we want to learn the tricks multiplication tables of run, we only have to look back and remember our childhood, where there were those songs with numbers that rhymed, in the purest style '6x4 = 24; 6 x 6 = 36 ... 'it's easier to remember it this way.

-** The game of pairs with rhymes**: If we want them to understand that when an even number is multiplied by another pair, it gives rise to another of the same condition, and the rest of the rules of **multiplication**, we can play with the rhymes so that he ends up understanding: 'odd by even, even; pair per pair; par ', at the beginning it may cost a bit, but later it will say it in a run. And best of all: it will make it easier for you to learn the result of the tables later.

- **The game of the table of 9**: When they have already advanced their **learning**, there is the story of the table of 9 for when they are already authentic experts in multiplication, which refers to** Robin Hood**, who stole the rich (the digit on the right), to give it to the poor (the digit on the left), as the table progresses. They will never forget the game and it will be much easier to learn the more complicated table. Here is the example:

9 X 1 = 9: Here we have the first number. To know how much is 9 x 2, you have to subtract one from the digit on the right (9 - 1 = 8), and increase one in front, so the result will be transformed to 18. When they continue, 9 x 3 will be 27, and the same thing will happen, the digit on the right lowers one (8 - 1 = 7) and one more will be added ahead (from one, it passes to two); and so on. We continue with 9 x 4 = 36, **one more digit to the left** (where was the 2 of 27, and one less in the one on the right). If the fable of **Robin Hood** is caught at the first, they will know that easily, the digits will go down in the number on the right and increase in the number on the left.