Math Basics

Basic Mathematical Operations

What are multiplication tables?

Multiplication tables are just as the name implies: a table of multiplication. Most of these tables have a specific purpose: mainly to multiply numbers in the rows and columns by each other to find a product.


English poet Geoffrey Chaucer may have used the word “multiplication” first as a verb in his A Treatise on the Astrolab (1391).

One of the simplest multiplication tables deal with the whole numbers. Here is one example:



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