# ABE Math Tutorials/Whole numbers/Introduction/Multiplication facts

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## Multiplication Facts

Knowing how to do basic adding and subtracting in your head is probably the most important arithmetic skill. But knowing your "times tables" (multiplication facts) is almost as important. Even though most of us can use a calculator to do our arithmetic for us, good number skills are necessary in order to have a strong "math sense".

Learning the times tables takes time and practice. First of all, you need to know what the facts are. You can click here for the Multiplication facts answer sheet. Look this over carefully and then try covering up the answers to see if you can remember them exactly. Then write out, five times, the ones that give you the most trouble. Get someone else to ask you the questions to be sure that you know them. Try to spend at least 15 minutes every day studying until you are sure that you know the times tables by heart.

# Preknowledge

 Would you like to study from a set of multiplication flashcards? Click here for a set of 1x to 9x flashcards.

### Assignment

1. 1 x 1 1 x 2=22
2. 1 x 3 1 x 4=124
3. 1 x 5 1 x 6=306
4. 1 x 7 1 x 8=564
5. 1 x 9 1 x 10=910

When you're ready, try the Multiplication quiz. This quiz is very similar to the Addition and Subtraction quiz that you did in the last lesson. Click here for the Multiplication quiz.