Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 11324
Do you know how to skipcount? That doesn't mean forget about counting; it's a way of learning times tables! Yes, there is a song about the eight times table, and games and flashcards and quizzes too!
Kim is buying Christmas gifts for her three best friends. She plans to spend $8 on each friend. How much money does she need to take out of the bank to go shopping?
What numerical problem did you create to solve the word problem?
Share your answer with a teacher or parent. If you said 3 x 8 = $24, you are correct! You have already studied the three times tables, so what times tables do you think you will study in this lesson? Get ready &mdash you are about to learn the eight times tables!
Do you realize you have learned more than 100 multiplication facts? Wow! You should be feeling pretty good! Before you start learning another set of multiplication facts, let's review what you have already learned. Write the answer to each problem on a separate piece of paper. Have a teacher or parent check your work:
5 x 9 = 
10 x 10 = 
7 x 7 = 
6 x 7 = 
3 x 4 = 
12 x 7 = 
4 x 8 = 
6 x 9 = 
11 x 4 = 
5 x 2 = 
If you found any of those problems to be a challenge, you may need to go back and review. Select the Related Lesson, from the list in the righthand sidebar, for the times tables you still find to be challenging. Review that lesson thoroughly. Make sure to relisten to the song, read over any tips and tricks, and replay any games.
When you are confident that you have mastered all of these multiplication facts, continue with this lesson.
In this lesson, you will learn multiples of eight. Since you have already learned so many multiplication facts, you already know how to solve most multiplication problems with eight.
To start learning multiples of eight, complete the chart below by skipcounting by eight. If you are uncertain what the next number should be, use the dot method to find out. To use the dot method, draw eight dots on your paper. When you are counting, put your pencil on each dot to help you count. For example, let's say you get to 24 and do not know what 8 x 4 equals. Put your pencil on the first dot and say 25 out loud. Then, put your pencil on the next dot and say 26 out loud. Continue this process, using each dot. When you say the number at the last dot, you have found the answer to 8 x 4. Use the image as an example:
8 
Have your teacher or parent check your chart, then look at the multiplication table below. The eight times tables have been highlighted. Make a list of patterns, repeated numbers, or other observations. Share your list with a teacher or parent:
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 

1 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
2 
2 
4 
6 
8 
10 
12 
14 
16 
18 
20 
22 
24 
3 
3 
6 
9 
12 
15 
18 
21 
24 
27 
30 
33 
36 
4 
4 
8 
12 
16 
20 
24 
28 
32 
36 
40 
44 
48 
5 
5 
10 
15 
20 
25 
30 
35 
40 
45 
50 
55 
60 
6 
6 
12 
18 
24 
30 
36 
42 
48 
54 
60 
66 
72 
7 
7 
14 
21 
28 
35 
42 
49 
56 
63 
70 
77 
89 
8 
8 
16 
24 
32 
40 
48 
56 
64 
72 
80 
88 
96 
9 
9 
18 
27 
36 
45 
54 
63 
72 
81 
90 
99 
108 
10 
10 
20 
30 
40 
50 
60 
70 
80 
90 
100 
110 
120 
11 
11 
22 
33 
44 
55 
66 
77 
88 
99 
110 
121 
132 
12 
12 
24 
36 
48 
60 
72 
84 
96 
108 
120 
132 
144 
When learning the eight times tables, there are a few things you should notice.
Look at the multiplication table again with your parent or teacher. Look for examples of the above observations in the highlighted row and column. Remember to add these tips to the foldable you have been creating throughout this series.
Continue reviewing multiples of eight by listening to the 8 Times Table Song  Multiples of 8 by NUMBEROCK song. Listen to the song two or three times to help the multiples stick in your head. Say the multiples of eight along with the video:
After you have listened to the song a few times, see if you can remember the lyrics by writing them on a piece of paper. If you forget any lyrics, replay the video to help you.
Then, move on to the Got It? section to practice solving multiplication problems with eight.
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