We will start working on multiplication next year in our homeschool. But some of these ideas… especially those towards the end, are so great. You can easily revamp some of these ideas to be done with addition and subtraction as well. Look out math, here comes the fun!
Resources for Learning Multiplication
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You can also have fun with math by playing board games as I mention in 10+ Board Games for Education Fun.
I’m not the greatest at remembering my multiplication tables. I’ll be freshening up on those skills as I teach my daughters. I do remember most, just not seven and up…
We’re all ready for a new way of learning multiplication tables. Happily, inventive educators have created a multitude of activities to help learners succeed, have fun, and appreciate how times tables fit into everyday life!
Here is a round-up of some of the most engaging times table activities that serve all sorts of learning (and teaching!) styles, including video, music, printable worksheets, dominoes, and more.
Math Centers and Flashcard Practice
Multiplication booklets like the ones above are great for learning and practicing multiplication with your kids. I have ours printed out, and laminated so we can use them again and again as we go along.
My kids use these as practice. They are really great for them checking their work on their own as well.
This is my favorite multiplication resource for my kids!
Times Tales teaches kids the upper times tables without rote memorization. Students can simply follow along with the entertaining story. As they progress, they’ll be guided into associating the stories they’ve learned with real math. You can find the Times Tales DVD here.
- Animated videos
- Printable worksheets and flashcards
Times Tales Downloadable Videos & Printable Worksheets
There are two DVDs you just watch on your computer (rather than TV) and the printables come in 3 PDF files to print out the tests, crossword puzzles, flashcards, & cube games.
More Activities to Multiplication Practice:
Early Multiplication: Grouping with Legos by School Time Snippets – Kristina and her son practice multiplications using Legos!
Patterned Multiplication Circles by Lemon Lime Adventures – Dayna and her 7-year old use this visual way to learn multiplication. This math craft-ivity is fun for all ages!
Multiplication Jenga by The Organized Classroom – Download and print multiplication labels for your Jenga Pieces. Flex your math muscles every time you pull a block from the Jenga tower.