Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 11325
If a cat has nine lives, how many lives do 8 cats have? It's a silly question but there is nothing silly about learning your nine times table! There is even a nifty trick you can do with your fingers!
What pattern do you notice when you look at the chart?
9 x 2 = 
18 
9 x 3 = 
27 
9 x 4 = 
36 
9 x 5 = 
45 
You are just two lessons away from having all of your multiplication facts mastered!
So far, you have learned how to multiply by two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, ten, and eleven. Take a few minutes to review what you have learned and get your brain in math mode. Answer each of the following problems on a separate piece of paper. Have a teacher or parent check your answers:
8 x 8 = 
6 x 7 = 
4 x 9 = 
10 x 11 = 
5 x 12 = 
6 x 6 = 
5 x 4 = 
3 x 4 = 
8 x 9 = 
7 x 4 = 
As always, if there is a set of multiplication facts that you still find to be challenging, go back and review those facts before moving on. Select the Related Lesson that you need to review from the righthand sidebar.
When you have all of these multiplication facts memorized, continue with this lesson.
In this lesson, you will learn the nine times tables. There are a few fun tips and tricks you can use to remember the multiples of nine. Let's start by looking at the nine times tables on a multiplication table (below). Tell your teacher or parent what you observe when you look at the nine row and column:
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 
The nine times tables display a unique pattern. If you do not see it in the multiplication table, look back at the question from the very beginning of the lesson. You should notice that from one to ten, the ones place (the number all the way to the right) is constantly decreasing by one, while the tens place (the number to the left of the ones place) is constantly increasing by one:
There is also a fun trick you can do with your hands to help you learn the nine times tables (To see this method illustrated, go to the Elephango lesson found under Additional Resources in the righthand sidebar.):
Show each of your answers to your teacher or parent, using your fingers. Add these tips and tricks to your foldable. You can write the information under the "9" flap.
Next, listen to this 9 Times Table Song Rap  Multiples of Nine by NUMBEROCK song two or three times. When you start to memorize the multiples of nine, say them along with the video:
After you have listened to the song several times and begin to have an understanding of multiples of nine, move on to the Got It? section.
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