Finger Calculators

4 - 9 Times Tables

As long as you know your 1-4 times table, the below trick can allow you to use your fingers as human calculators. It is a simple technique to master and with practise, you use it as a mental aid in remembering or visualising the 6,7,8 & 9 times tables.

Another video showing the same technique, but this time with the hands facing towards you.

Finger Technique For The 10 Times Tables

The above technique will work for the 10 times tables as well.

  • Align your fingers as before e.g. 6 x 10
  • The number of fingers below your two aligned fingers, which represents the 10s are: 6 (= 60)
  • Add the number of fingers above multiplied together i.e. 4 x 0 = 0
  • The answer is 60 + 0 = 60