Monday, 8 December 2014

Alya's Nine Times Table

Alya showed us this great way of "doing" the nine times table:

We noticed some patterns that make the nine times table easy. Do you see a pattern?


  1. This "trick" is a blessing and a curse. Almost every student I know uses it for their nine times tables but I'm yet to meet a student (or teacher) that can explain why/how it works. Were they able to identify the pattern and why it works?

    Check out this link Simon and blow their minds.

    All the best!

  2. Thanks for visiting Graham, and also for sharing the article. I agree, it's a great thing to get behind this finger pattern and make links that help us to understand what's really going on. I also think that working in different bases is a great thing. (Today we were counting in nines in mod 60 coincidentally!)