Who said multiplication is difficult? It's really easy when you use the fingers and thumbs on your hands and you can multiply the numbers
between 1 and 4.

If you can do that then you can also multiply by 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. All it takes is your fingers and thumbs. It's so simple even young children can do it, they just need to be shown, and it's a lot of fun.

So now you want to know how to multiply with your fingers and thumbs, so let's get straight to it.

Put you open hands in front of you with your palms facing upwards.
Your fingers and thumbs are going to represent the following numbers:

Thumbs = 6

Index fingers = 7

Middle fingers = 8

Ring fingers = 9

Little finger = 10

Your thumbs are always a six
and your little fingers are always a ten. Also, to simplify things we will refer to thumbs as fingers.

Next, your left hand deals with the first number in the multiplication sum and your right hand deals with the second number.

Say you want to

**multiply 7 by 9**.**STEP 1**

On your left hand put down all your fingers up to and including 7. So that's your thumb and index finger.

**STEP 2**

On your right hand put down all your fingers up to and including 9.

**STEP 3**

**60**.

**STEP 4**

**3**.

**STEP 5**

Add together the first total of sixty to our multiplication result of three. In other words add together the results of step 3 and 4.

That's 60 + 3, which equals

**63**.
You can actually use the same technique to multiply by five
but you don’t put down any fingers on the hand representing five.

Watch this easy multiplication technique in my video and make sure you have learned how to multiply on your fingers.

Watch this easy multiplication technique in my video and make sure you have learned how to multiply on your fingers.