Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 11322
Multiplying numbers by 6 may seem kind of hairy, but we have a trick to make it EVEN easier! A rap video, online game, timed quiz, flash cards, dice roll, and sorting game (6 things!) help you learn!
What do you notice when you look at the following multiplication facts?
6 x 4 = 24 6 x 8 = 48 6 x 2 = 12 6 x 10 = 60
You have now learned more than half of your multiplication facts!
You should feel very pleased with your accomplishment. You have mastered the two, three, four, five, ten, and eleven times tables. Take a few minutes to practice the times tables you have learned by playing the game Multiplication facts up to 5x5: sorting (IXL Learning, LLC.). Answer at least five questions. If you are having trouble, select the times table(s) from the Related Lessons in the righthand sidebar that you find challenging and review that lesson.
In this lesson, you will master the six times tables. Look at the multiplication table below. The six times tables have been highlighted. As you have done in all of the lessons in this series, make a list of things you notice when you look at the six times tables. Do you notice any patterns or repeated numbers? Share your observations with a teacher or parent:
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12 

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36 
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28 
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36 
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48 
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60 
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12 
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24 
30 
36 
42 
48 
54 
60 
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72 
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28 
35 
42 
49 
56 
63 
70 
77 
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8 
16 
24 
32 
40 
48 
56 
64 
72 
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18 
27 
36 
45 
54 
63 
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36 
48 
60 
72 
84 
96 
108 
120 
132 
144 
Did you notice the pattern? The number all the way to the right, also known as the ones place, has a repeating pattern. The pattern goes 6, 2, 8, 4, 0. You may have also noticed that when multiplying by six, the product is always even.
Get a calculator. Create any number you want and multiply it by six. It does not matter how big or small a number you multiply by, the product is always even.
Look at the question from the beginning of the lesson. What did you notice when you looked at those problems? Share your response with a teacher or parent.
Did you notice that when you multiply six by an even number, the product and the number end in the same digit? Look at this chart to see some examples:
6 x 2 = 12 
6 x 4 = 24 
6 x 6 = 36 
6 x 8 = 48 
6 x 10 = 60 
6 x 12 = 72 
Add these strategies to the foldable you have been working on under the "6" flap. You can use this foldable any time to help you remember the times tables.
Now that you know a few tricks to help you solve multiplication problems with six, let's practice reciting multiples of six. Listen to the 6 Times Table Song Rap  Multiples of Six by NUMBEROCK (NUMBEROCK Math Songs) song below a few times to help you get the hang of your six times tables. Then, move onto the Got It? section to practice solving multiplication problems with six:
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