Multiplication

Multiplication Guides

Print these multiplication guides, place inside a plastic sleeve, and have children calculate problems on them with a dry-erase marker.

Multiplication Posters

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

Multiplication Video

Have children watch this video to learn and review multiplication rules.

Multplication Table

Multiplication Table

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:

Multi-Digit Multiplication

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.