# The 06 Times Table

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.

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1. What is 1 x 6
Any number multiplied by one remains unchanged
2. What is 4 x 6
6 x 5 = 30 and 30 - 6 = 24
3. What is 6 x 6
36 is 6 squared, so 6 is the square root of 36
4. What is 7 x 6
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 9 x 6
6 x 10 = 60 and 60 - 6 = 54
6. What is 8 x 6
One way to multiply a number by 8 is to double it, then double your answer and finally double it again
7. What is 3 x 6
To work this out you could first multiply 3 x 5 and then add 3
8. What is 2 x 6
To multiply a number by 2 just add it to itself
9. What is 10 x 6
To multiply any number by 10, all you have to do is put a zero on its end
10. What is 5 x 6
To multiply a number by 5, first times it by 10 and then half your answer