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Why are multiplication tables important in mathematics?

Multiplication is used in many branches of math as a main tool for problem solving such as calculus, algebra, equations etc. It is an element of four basic operations of arithmetic. Multiplication of two numbers is the repeated addition of a whole number. When we perform multiplication arithmetic operation on two or more numbers, the result is called a product. The term multiplication is widely used in our everyday life.

Example:

When we say multiply 2 by 3, it means we can repeatedly add the number 2 by 3 times to get the result.

3 x 2 s= 2 + 2 + 2 = 6

It is also read as 3 times 2. Now, 3 is the MULTIPLIER and 2 is the MULTIPLICAND. Whereas both 3 and 2 are called factors and their result (12) is the PRODUCT.

Also write as

Factor x factor = Product

Multiplier x Multiplicand = Product

When we multiply 3 by 2. We add 3 by 2 times to get the answer. The answer will be same as for multiply 2 x 3. This type of property is called commutative property of multiplication.

2 x 3 = 3 + 3 = 6

Multiplication is denoted by a sign ‘x’ or a dot ‘.’

Examples of multiplication

Example 1

Find the answer if

Solution:

We can write as

8 x 11 = 11 + 11 +11 +11 + 11 + 11 + 11 + 11

By adding 11 by 8 times

8 x 11 = 88

Example 2

Solve 7 6 3 x 5 2

Solution:

Given that

First of all multiple 2 by 7 6 3

2 x 7 6 3 = 7 6 3 + 7 6 3 = 1 5 2 6

Now multiply 5 by 7 6 3

5 x 7 6 3 = 7 6 3 + 7 6 3 + 7 6 3 + 7 6 3 + 7 6 3 = 3 8 1 5

Arrange the values in the multiplication order

What are the Multiplication Tables?

The multiplication tables are used to define the multiplication operations on an algebraic system. The multiplication table of a specific number gives the result of specific groups of equal sizes.

The following is the tabular form of 10 x 10 which is commonly used in schools.

X

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

2

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

3

3

6

9

12

15

18

21

24

27

30

4

4

8

12

16

20

24

28

32

36

40

5

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

45

50

6

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

7

7

14

21

28

35

42

49

56

63

70

8

8

16

24

32

40

48

56

64

72

80

9

9

18

27

36

45

54

63

72

81

90

10

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

 

Multiplication Tables are generally a list of numbers which are multiplied together to get another number or product. Multiplication of any given number can be performed by using multiplication table to get the accurate results.

Importance of Multiplication Tables in Math

As we know, math is used in almost every field of science and it itself has so many branches to solve different complicated problems by implementing different operations. We can also say that Math is a universal language. Multiplication tables are the building blocks towards complex mathematics. It starts from 1 x 1 and there is no limit of multiplication tables. These are good for children to learn math much faster and easily. Learning the multiplication tables at young age will be helpful for children to train their brain to solve complex multiplication by thinking logically and paying attention to details. This will ultimately be helpful in their next level of studies when they have to face the complex multiplication problems.

In our everyday life while we are driving, cooking, collecting date, paying bills, doing shopping etc., math provides a way of thinking which is very useful throughout the world and memorizing the multiplication tables by using numbers and operations are helpful in building your arithmetic skills.

Benefits of Multiplication Tables

Understanding of multiplication tables for your child at primary level will build a solid foundation for further education. Here are some benefits of learning multiplication tables as under:

  • To learn the basic multiplication operation will be helpful to learn the most challenging ones easily. In other words, multiplication is a fundamental skill that will succeed your child in any other field.
  • When the children remained engage in learning time tables and also successfully recall, then it will build a self-confidence among them which will ultimately by helpful to tackle the more complex mathematical problems and also be motivated for learning other subjects.
  • Memorizing tables will also improve the memory skills which is convenient for their school life, adult life or daily life.
  • When the deeper understanding of multiplication has been achieved, then it enable them to utilize this skill in learning other things successfully.
  • It will improve the problem solving skills or abilities of your child which will be helpful in solving complicated problems in less time because deeper understanding has already been established.
  • It will generate the calculation skills which will be useful to do any type of business that needs accurate results.

It is also helpful for performing monetary transaction. When you have to deal with money, many such situations may be created when you have to perform different arithmetic calculations. For example you have to distribute an equal amount of money to your siblings.

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Published on  May 20th, 2020