Multiples of Ten

Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 11318

Are you ready for some really easy multiplication problems? Learning your ten times multiplication table is easy as adding one number! There's a song that will help you remember how to multiply by 10!


Arithmetic, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Whole Numbers and Operations

learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Finish this pattern: 10, 20, 30, 40, ___, ___, ___.

  • Do you notice anything similar about the numbers?
  • Were you able to determine the next three numbers in the pattern?

The next numbers in the pattern should be 50, 60, and 70. If you answered correctly, you have just counted by tens, which means you should easily be able to multiply by ten.

Before you start learning more about the ten times tables, take a few minutes to review what you have learned so far. Can you complete each of the following patterns::

  • 2, 4, 6, 8, ___, 12, ___, ___
  • 5, ___, 15, 20, ___, 30, 35, ____

Were those patterns easy to complete? If not, go back and review the Related Lessons in the right-hand sidebar on multiples of two and five before moving forward. It is best to make sure you have mastered each of the sets you have already been taught before trying to learn more multiplication facts.

  • Were you able to complete the pattern at the beginning of the lesson?

If so, you counted by tens and already know your ten times tables! To hear all of the ten times tables, listen to, and watch The 10 Times Tables Song (Multiplying by 10)| Silly School Songs, from Silly School Songs:


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  • What did you learn about the ten times tables while listening to the song?

Look at the multiplication table below. The ten times tables have been highlighted.

  • What do you notice when you look at the highlighted sections?
  • Is there a pattern?
  • Do any numbers recur often?

10 times table

  • Did you notice that the product of any number multiplied by ten ends with a zero?

Finding the answer to a multiplication problem with ten is easy. Just add a zero to the end of the number being multiplied by ten! For example, the product of 10 x 3 is 30. You just add a zero after the 3.

Add this tip to your foldable under the "10" flap.

Let's practice memorizing and solving multiplication problems with ten. Move on to the next section to try a few problems.

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