The children have been working diligently to learn their multiplication authentically, and with stories to help them along their way. My expectations are that the children know their 2’s, their 5’s and their 9’s. While all three take practice, there are tricks to all of them. Here is one of the best for 9’s. I avoid the hand trick because it really takes too long. Here at McKean Elementary, we teach the “one less” trick. Here it is, in all its glory!!!