## What is the finger trick for multiplication?

Hold up the number of fingers to correspond with the number you are multiplying by 4. For example, if you are multiplying 4 x 6 – hold up six fingers. Count each finger by 2, moving from left to right. Then count each finger again, continuing to count by 2s, until you’ve counted every finger twice.

## What is the 3 times table trick?

Have a look at these timesavers. There’s a clever trick you can use to find out if a number is in the 3 × table. Add up the digits of the number you want to find out about – this is called finding the digit sum. If the digit sum is 3, 6, or 9, then you know that it’s in the 3 × table.

How to do multiplication with your left hand?

On your left hand, bend the finger with the first factor, or number in the multiplication problem, and then bend all the fingers with smaller numbers on your left hand. On the right hand, bend the finger with the second factor in the problem, followed by all of the smaller numbers on your right hand.

### When do you use a finger for multiplication?

When it comes to multiplication, finger tricks are very useful tools, and they’re fun! This trick is for multiplication tables of 6, 7, 8, and 9. When you need to find an answer quickly, finger tricks can save the day. Updated: 05/13/2020