Learning the six times table is a must for any KS3 Maths student. It involves multiplying numbers by 6. There are various ways of doing this. Taking 8 x 6 as an example, we could multiply the 8 by 5 to get 40 and then add another 8 to reach 48. But that takes a little time. Learning the times tables off by heart will things a lot easier for you!

Six is a number you'll come across a lot. Insects such as flies, ants, beetles and wasps have six feet. There are six feet in a fathom. A fathom is a nautical measure of depth: it equals approximately 1.8 m. Volleyball and ice hockey are both played with teams of 6 players. A cube, also known as a hexahedron, has six faces, that's why there are six numbers on most dice.

Be careful when you pick your answers. If you rush you might hit the wrong one - and you wouldn't want that now would you? Practise makes perfect so keep coming back to this quiz even when you've mastered it.

1.

What is 2 x 6

12

26

16

62

To multiply a number by 2 just add it to itself

2.

What is 9 x 6

54

56

48

58

6 x 10 = 60 and 60 - 6 = 54

3.

What is 8 x 6

46

44

54

48

One way to multiply a number by 8 is to double it, then double your answer and finally double it again

4.

What is 7 x 6

46

40

42

44

In the comic sci-fi novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42

5.

What is 4 x 6

24

20

28

46

6 x 5 = 30 and 30 - 6 = 24

6.

What is 10 x 6

120

80

60

30

To multiply any number by 10, all you have to do is put a zero on its end

7.

What is 1 x 6

6

3

2

1

Any number multiplied by one remains unchanged

8.

What is 6 x 6

36

26

42

38

36 is 6 squared, so 6 is the square root of 36

9.

What is 3 x 6

18

12

16

14

To work this out you could first multiply 3 x 5 and then add 3

10.

What is 5 x 6

30

36

33

25

To multiply a number by 5, first times it by 10 and then half your answer

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