## Multiplication Tricks: 9 Times

I will start this blog with a confession. I loved math in school. I competed in math competitions and took advanced math classes. However, even in my twenties, I was still calculating my 9 times facts on my fingers. No matter how hard I tried I could never memorize them in school. As my kids started to learn math they had similar troubles. They loved the thinking parts of math but struggled with the memorization. Just as I did they…