Learn a Fact: 5 x 9

More Tips to Remember 5 x 9 = 45

Using Your Fingers

Step 1

Put your hands on the table in front of you.

Step 2

Your fingers represent the numbers 1 through 10.

Step 3

  • Each finger to the left of the curled finger represents 10. 
  • Since one finger is to the left of the curled finger, there are 4 tens or 40.  (The first number of the answer is 4)
  • Each finger to the right of the curled finger represents one.  
  • Count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.  (Or 41, 42, 43, 44, 45)  
  • 5 x 9 = 45

 

 

Skip Counting

  • Skip counting is counting while skipping one or more numbers.  To skip count by 5's, skip 4 numbers while counting.  (5....10....15....20....)  Many refer to this a "counting by 5's
  • Skip counting by five is easy because the second number is a zero or five.
  • 5 x 9 is skip counting nine times or 5... 10... 15... 20... 25... 30... 35... 40... 45 and you are at the answer

 


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