Figuring Out the Multiplication Facts

Prerequisites: The Tap & Tally™ numerals and knowing how to skip count by 2s to 20 (2-4-6- ... -20), 3s to 30 (3-6- ... -30), 4s to 40 (4-8-12- ... -40), ..., 10s to 100 (10-20-30- ... -100). To teach skip counting to elementary school students, refer to the games, activities, songs, rhymes, and children’s books on pages 219-222.

The program designates the multiplication facts for the 2s, 5s, and 10s beginning in Kindergarten, those for the 3s and 4s beginning in Grade 1, and those for the 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s beginning in Grade 2.

Procedure: Begin with either number and skip count by that number on the tap points of the other number. The last number said is the answer.

Tap & Tally™ Lessons 41-48

For 2 x 4, skip count by 2 on the tap points of the 4 (2-4-6-8) or by 4 on the tap points of the 2 (4-8)) for an answer of 8 either way.

For 6 x 3, skip count by 3 on the tap points of the 6 (3-6, 9-12, 15-18) or by 6 on the tap points of the 3 (6-12-18) for an answer of 18 either way.