Are you enjoying these KS3 Maths times tables quizzes? Learning the nine times table involves multiplying numbers by 9 and there's a really easy way to do this. Take for example of 8 x 9, take the 8 and subtract 1, making 7. That is the first of your numbers. The second is whatever is left to make 9. 7 + 2 = 9, therefore your second number is 2. So 8 x 9 = 72. Easy isn't it?

Another quick way to multiply a number by 9 is to times it by 10 and then subtract the original number. Using the example of 8 x 9 again, first work out 8 x 10 = 80. Now subtract 8 from 80 and you get the answer 72. You might find this system even easier than the first one I mentioned. Whichever suits you best you can use it to work out any answers you are stuck on. But, better still, practise your times table until you know the answers without even having to think.

Don't rush through these quizzes. A moment's lapse in concentration and you could accidentally hit the wrong answer!

1.

What is 5 x 9

45

65

75

55

45 is the sum of all the decimal digits. 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 45

2.

What is 8 x 9

72

73

74

71

10 x 8 = 80 and 80 - 8 = 72

3.

What is 4 x 9

34

32

38

36

To multiply 9 by 4 you could double it (18) and then double it again (36)

4.

What is 1 x 9

9

3

6

12

Any number multiplied by one remains unchanged

5.

What is 3 x 9

25

29

31

27

There are 27 bones in a human hand

6.

What is 6 x 9

45

46

54

64

10 x 6 = 60 and 60 - 6 = 54

7.

What is 10 x 9

108

106

99

90

To multiply any number by 10, just put a zero on its end

8.

What is 9 x 9

71

81

91

101

81 is 9 squared and 9 is the square root of 81

9.

What is 2 x 9

29

11

18

92

To multiply a number by 2 just add it to itself

10.

What is 7 x 9

83

73

63

93

70 - 7 = 63