How to remember multiplication tables upto 100?


As a student growing up in the school, I found it extremely hard to memorize the multiplication table. At times, it made me feel that I am really poor in mathematics. Later, I realized, I was not alone. Most of the students find it hard to memorize the multiplication table. In this tutorial, we will see how to remember multiplication tables upto 100. Later, we will see, how to use this learning to remember the multiplication table till 1000, or may be upto 10000.

With proper practice, you can remember the multiplication till 10000. Now, I would assume, you atleast know the multiplication table till 10 and can do basic addition mentally.

Let us say you want to recall the multiplication table of 41. If you look 41 as a single number, you may find it difficult. Instead separate 41 as 4 and 1.

 

Tables

Multiplication

41 x 1

4 / 1 x 1

4 / 1

41

41 x 2

4 / 1 x 2

8 / 2

82

41 x 3

4 / 1 x 3

12 / 3

123

41 x 4

4 / 1 x 4

16 / 4

164

41 x 5

4 / 1 x 5

20 / 5

205

41 x 6

4 / 1 x 6

24 / 6

246

41 x 7

4 / 1 x 7

28 / 7

287

41 x 8

4 / 1 x 8

32 / 8

328

41 x 9

4 / 1 x 9

36 / 9

369

41 x 10

4 / 1 x 10

40 / 10

410

Important : Notice the carry forward in the multiplication. Since we are separating the digits into single digits you need to keep only 1 digit and the rest of the digits are carry-forward.

In the previous example, we have considered probably the most easier multiplication table. You can easily replicate the multiplication table of numbers such as 31, 51, 81, 91 etc

Consider another example : Let us say we need to obtain the multiplication table of 76.

 

Tables

Multiplication

76 x 1

7 / 6 x 1

7 / 6

76

76 x 2

7 / 6 x 2

14 / 12

152

76 x 3

7 / 6 x 3

21 / 18

228

76 x 4

7 / 6 x 4

28 / 24

304

76 x 5

7 / 6 x 5

35 / 30

380

76 x 6

7 / 6 x 6

42 / 36

456

76 x 7

7 / 6 x 7

49 / 42

532

76 x 8

7 / 6 x 8

56 / 48

608

76 x 9

7 / 6 x 9

63 / 54

684

76 x 10

7 / 6 x 10

70 / 60

760

 

Similarly can you obtain the multiplication table of 82 ?

Tables

Multiplication

82 x 1

8 / 2 x 1

8 / 2

82

82 x 2

8 / 2 x 2

16 / 4

164

82 x 3

8 / 2 x 3

24 / 6

246

82 x 4

8 / 2 x 4

32 / 8

328

82 x 5

8 / 2 x 5

40 / 10

410

82 x 6

8 / 2 x 6

48 / 12

492

82 x 7

8 / 2 x 7

56 / 14

574

82 x 8

8 / 2 x 8

64 / 16

656

82 x 9

8 / 2 x 9

72 / 18

738

82 x 10

8 / 2 x 10

80 / 20

820


Notice the carry forwards in the multiplication.

With practice, you will be able to multiply and obtain the multiplication without doing any calculation.

Try yourself


Can you obtain the multiplication tables of :

  1. 54
  2. 94
  3. 87
  4. 78


I hope you find the tutorial very useful. Please leave a comment or contact me, if you have any doubts or any comments on this topic. I would be glad to answer.


Kiran Chandrashekhar

Hey, Thanks for dropping by. My name is Kiran Chandrashekhar. I am a full-time software freelancer. I love Maths and Mathematical Shortcuts. Numbers fascinate me. I will be posting articles on Mathematical Shortcuts, Software Tips, Programming Tips in this website. I love teaching students preparing for various competitive examinations. Read my complete story.

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