3x4 TRICK  7x8 TRICK  8x8 TRICK 
2 FACT FAMILY  DOUBLING  
The 2 fact family is as easy as addition – simply double the number that is being multiplied by two.  
2 FACT FAMILY  SKIP COUNTING  
Skipcounting is counting while skipping one or more numbers in a pattern. To skip count by 2, skip one number while counting. To skipcount by two, read all of the numbers highlighted in orange below (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and so on). Skipcounting is also called “counting by 2s.”
To use skipcounting to arrive at a multiplication answer, skip count to the number you are multiplying by 2.  
4 FACT FAMILY  DOUBLEDOUBLE  
For example, to multiply 4 x 6, 6 doubled once is 12, and 12 doubled once is 24. The answer to 4 x 6 is 24. Rather than addition, an alternate way to think about doubledouble is to multiply by 2. For example, to multiply 4 x 6, 6 x 2 is 12, and 12 x 2 is 24. The answer to 4 x 6 is 24.  
5 FACT FAMILY  SKIP COUNTING  
Skipcounting is counting while skipping one or more numbers in a pattern. To skip count by 5, count every fifth number. To skipcount by five, read all of the numbers highlighted in orange below (5, 10, 15, 20, and so on). Skipcounting is also called “counting by 5s.” 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 . . . To use skipcounting to arrive at a multiplication answer, skip count to the number you are multiplying by 5.  
9 FACT FAMILY  HANDY NINES  
Lay your hands flat on the surface in front of you. Starting with your left pinkie and ending at your right pinkie, each finger is associated with a number.
