Let’s imagine a circle. In the middle of the circle, there’s a number. Let’s say, this number is 2. Around the circle, there will be 12 outer numbers which represent the 1 to 12 times table of the inner number. Let’s call these outer numbers slots because they might be empty, waiting for you to fill them in.
Here’s how you fill them in:
- Start with the first outer number, which is usually marked with a 1. In this case, since our inner number is 2, you’ll multiply 2 (the inner number) by 1 (the outer number). That equals 2. So, you write 2 in the first outer number slot.
- Now, move on to the next outer number, which is 2. Multiply the inner number, which is still 2, by this new outer number, 2. That equals 4. So, you write 4 in the second outer number slot.
- You’ll do this for all the outer numbers up to 12. So, for example, when you get to the outer number 12, you’ll multiply the inner number 2 by 12, which equals 24. So you’ll write 24 in the 12th outer number slot.
This is how you fill in the circle for the number 2. But the worksheet will probably have more circles with different inner numbers, and you fill them in the same way.
Remember: The idea is to multiply the inner number (the one in the middle of the circle) by the outer number (the one you’re trying to fill in), and write the result in the outer number slot. It’s just like using a multiplication table, but in a fun, circle format.
Printable 1 12 Times Table Worksheets