We will be start working on the multiplication next year in our homeschool. But some of these ideas… especially those towards the end, are so great. You can easily revamp the some of these ideas to be done with addition and subtraction as well. Look out math, here comes fun!
14 Resources to Learn Multiplication
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I’m not the greatest at remember my times tables. I’ll be freshening up on those skills as I teach my daughter hers. I do remember most, just not seven and up… opps.
We’re all ready for a new way of learning the times 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 some of the most engaging times table activities that serve all sorts of learning (and teaching!) styles, including video, music, printable worksheets, dominos, and more.
About the Times Tales – What is included?
- Animated videos
- Printable worksheets and flashcards
What customers say about Times Tales:
“Fun and effective! Did in 2 weeks what other curriculum didn’t do in a year!”
“My 11 yr old is Dyslexic and was having a difficult time learning her times tables. She watched this ONE time and knew them all. So, I did this with my 9 and 5 yr old and they learned them just as easy!! This is amazing and I highly recommend it.” – Barbara B
“My kids did NOT want to like this when I first opened it up, but they ended up liking it a LOT! They kept trying to ‘figure it out’ so it took a while for my 2nd and 4th grader to just relax and watch the stories. We followed the recommended pace, and in 2 weeks this DVD solidified what other methods could not do for them in a year! Even my 3 yr old shouts out the answers to some of the quiz questions! Of course she doesn’t understand what she’s learning yet, but when her time comes, learning her multiplication facts will be painless and easy. Definitely recommend this program to anyone who has stressed over drilling boring multiplication facts into their kids! You WILL Love it! :)” -ML
“I can’t even imagine how many less papers my 5th grade teacher would have had to grade if we had this in my elementary school! We did multiplication drills every single day during our 2nd semester! Using this DVD really beats that.” – Celena J.
Times Tales Animated DVD & Printable Worksheets
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.
Times Tales Downloadable Videos & Printable Worksheets
The Times Tales instant download is ideal for the those who “need it now“ and just can’t wait. There is no shipping cost! Just be sure to only have downloadable items in your cart. The downloadable version includes everything in the Times Tales DVD version. The difference is that for the DVD (two files – Part 1 & Part 2) you just watch it on your computer (rather than TV) and the printables come in 3 PDF files to print out the tests, crossword puzzles, flashcards, & cube game.
More Activities to Multiplication Practice:
Domino Math Games by Fun Games 4 Learning – Two to four players can use dominos to practice addition and the times tables.
Early Multiplication: Grouping with Legos by School Time Snippets – Kristina and her son practice multiplications using Legos!
Multiplication Rap DVD – Kids discover what the times tables are all about, learn facts through 12, and practice skip counting.
Patterned Multiplication Circles by Lemon Lime Adventures – Dayna and her 7-year old use this visual way to learn multiplication. This math craftivity is fun for all ages!
Multiplication Cards by Learning Wrapups – are a fun way to combine multiplication practice with hands-on string activities!
Musical Math by Sue Dickson’s Songs that Teach – This program makes memorizing the facts easy, sure, and fun with catchy songs that allow students to master the facts in no time!
30 Multiplication Facts Printable Worksheets by Elementary Studies – This low-cost packet includes 30 printable worksheets, 143 flash cards, six vocabulary word cards, and a multiplication chart.
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.
A+ Math Multiplication Unit – Build a strong foundation in math with A+ Interactive Math’s multiplication unit.
Multiplication Beach Ball by Lattes & Laughter – This DIY math beach ball can be used for many games, including Silent Ball, Rolling Ball on the floor, and Hot Potato.