The 8 times table

Learning focus

Learn the 8 times table and its division facts.

This lesson includes:

  • a catch-up quiz
  • a learning summary

Quiz

Check your knowledge of the 8 times table in this short quiz.

Learn

The 8 times table is double the 4 times table. The 4 times table is double the 2 times table. That’s a lot of doubling!

But that’s not the only trick that can help you learn the times table facts.

Here is the 8 times table. Take a close look at the the tens column and the ones column.

The 8 times table
1 x 8 = 08
2 x 8 = 16
3 x 8 = 24
4 x 8 = 32
5 x 8 = 40
6 x 8 = 48
7 x 8 = 56
8 x 8 = 64
9 x 8 = 72
10 x 8 = 80
11 x 8 = 88
12 x 8 = 96

The ones column decreases in twos starting from 8:

8, 6, 4, 2, 0, 8, 6, 4, 2, 0

Notice how, when it gets to 0, it starts again from 8?

The tens column also has a pattern. It increases by 1 each time, but when it gets to 4 and 8 it repeats:

1, 2, 3, 4, 4 , 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9

Improve your knowledge of the 8 times table with this routine from Supermovers:

Example 1

What does this array represent?

It represents a multiplication in the 8 times table. Count the top row and the left-hand column to find out which one.

Count the apples along the top row. There are 8.

Now count the apples in the left-hand column. There are 5.

There are 8 lots of 5 (or 5 lots of 8). You can write this as 8 x 5 or 5 x 8.

8 x 5 = 40

Example 2

What is 48 ÷ 8?

Bar models can help you visualise a calculation.

Let's divide this bar model into 8 sections.

Now all you have to work out is how many 8s are in 48. There are 6.

Therefore:

48 ÷ 8 = 6

Example 3

There are 11 octopuses swimming near the shore. How many legs are there altogether?

We know that octopuses have 8 legs, so the equation we need to work out is 11 x 8.

We know from the 8 times table that:

8 x 11 = 88

So, there are 88 legs altogether.

For more help multiplying a 2-digit by a 1-digit number, you can go to this lesson.

Play

Play Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica to learn more and sharpen your skills on this topic.

Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica

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