# Learn a Fact: 2 x 9

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## More Tips to Remember 2 x 9 = 18

 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 is 1 ten or 10.  (The first number of the answer is 1) Each finger to the right of the curled finger represents one.   Count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 .  (Or 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)   2 x 9 = 18

## Doubling

• Another trick to remember the TWOs is doubling
• 9 doubled is 18 (9 + 9 = 18)

## Skip Counting

• Skip counting is counting while skipping one or more numbers.  To skip count by 2's, skip a number while counting.  (2...4...6...8...)  Many refer to this a "counting by 2's
• 2 x 9 is skip counting nine times or 2...4...6...8...10...12...14...16...18 and you are at the answer

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