6×8 is the hardest multiplication to learn

August 6, 2013

A village school in the UK has found the answer to which times tables are the hardest to grasp for children.

The school developed an app and by using smart phones with some ingenious software, they found out that the hardest question is 6×8.

The sum of 6×8, recorded an error rate of 63 per cent, followed by the reverse 8×6, with an error rate of 60 per. Other multiplications students had difficulty answering correctly included ‘8 x6,’ ’11×12,’ ’12×18,’ and ‘8×12.’

The school assembled a databank of 60,000 responses from 232 children.During the study, participants submitted over 60,000 answers for analysis.

Other interesting facts that were found through the study are below.

  • These results revealed that when learning their multiplication tables, students learn ‘1x…’ the quickest.
  • Boys answer more quickly, but have a great likelihood of producing an incorrect answer when compared with girls.
  • Students seem to have the most difficulty learning their 12x table

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Hey Fang horn, 6x8=48, not 68.


Try 23x4


6x8=48 so simple not the hardest time table ever


Oh and BTW isn't it the easiest? I mean it rhymes!! 6 times 8 is 68!! It rhymes!!!!!


hey fanghorn, hehehee i know only one person that would call themsleves that so im guessing its you. seeee you at school tomorw, aimeeee h:)


how is that the hardest one to figure out i used to think 8x7 is????


Ah don't pay any notice to math


its 48 that took me like 5s to work out


it rymes


peeps this article is rubbish so not true! who's with me!!


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Haha fanghorn again I agree with u 🙂


Oh and 15555 X 6874728 = 106936394040


all you have to do is 40+8 tado 6x8=48


So not true ok 92 times 54 is try that equals 4888


That one I know of by heart! I made up a song / strategy, it goes a little bit like this " 6's 8's are 48" and just practice it over and over. Again!


That's odd!! But I do agree about the girls being more accurate than boys 😉 (sorry boys!)


8x6=48 see any1 can do it!! easy peasy


yuck i hate x tables!!


8x6= 48 right?

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