Know someone who's stuck on the 8 times table? Here's a simple trick for working it out on your fingers. It's similar to this trick for the 9 times tables.
The trick works for 1 times 8 through to 5 times 8. With a bit of tweaking, you can make it work for 6 times 8 through to 9 times 8 too. In this picture, my son is working out three times eight. Here's the steps:
Now you try it! Check that 1x8=8, 2x8=16 and 4x8=32.
On the next page, I'll show you how to use this very same trick to work out the rest of the 8 times table.