O-KAY, o-KAY! I can hear you say. I already know my ONE times table. It’s easy.
Yeah Yeah, I know you know it.
So this will be really short.
One times anything is itself. One times two trillion is two trillion. One times seven is seven.
There’s a special code people use to explain maths and we can use it to describe the one times table.
In this code a can mean whatever number you want. And in this code if you’re multiplying things you don’t put the times sign "x" in. You just put the numbers next to each other.
Here’s a secret trick I discovered which will be quick way to remind you of the one times table. It will save you a lot of time.
Take whatever number you are multiplying by one, multiply it by 345, add four hundred and sixteen, divide by eight, triple it, times by zero and add your number and BINGO you have your number times one.
8 x 345 =2760
3176/8 = 397 (that's a divided by sign, have you done them yet?)
397 x 3 (or tripled) = 1191
1191 x 0 = 0 (see previous blog post)
0 + 8 = 8
Now you need never worry about the one times table again.
The Fat Lady
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