Print these multiplication guides, place inside a plastic sleeve, and have children calculate problems on them with a dry-erase marker.
Print these in color and put up on your math wall to help children remember the rules for multiplying each number.
Order of Teaching Multiplication
Simple Tricks: 0, 1, 10
Repeated Addition: 2, 3
Doubling Patterns: 4, 8
X10 and then…: 5, 9, 11, 12
X5 and then…: 6, 7
Have children watch this video to learn and review multiplication rules.
Or, have children fill in this blank multiplication table:
Use these skip-counting charts to help children visualize multiples:
Here is a short trick to memorizing multiplication vocabulary:
When teaching multi-digit multiplication, have children stand, facing you as you turn your back and lead them in this exercise:
- Right hand points up to the ceiling-shout “One!”
- Right hand lowers, then points leftward to the ceiling, crossing the chest diagonally-shout, “Two!”
- Left hand points rightward to the ceiling, crossing the chest diagonally-shout, “Three!”
- Left hand points up to the ceiling-shout, “Four!”
Print this template and place in a plastic sleeve for children to copy multiplication problems onto with a dry-erase marker.
Egg Carton Multiplication
Write the numbers 1-12 in the slots of an egg carton. As children learn each times table, guide them to fill the slots to calculate the answer. For 3×4, instruct children to make three groups of four.