Basic Concepts First
Memorizing the entire Multiplication Table can seem quite overwhelming at first. The key to learning about multiplication is to break the process down into manageable lessons. This is done through a series of rules or "tricks" that can be learned. Once these have been mastered, you will see that it is only necessary to memorize ten multiplication facts! First, however, there are several key concepts that must be understood.
- The first is that multiplication is simply a fast way of joining groups of equal size through repeated addition. Let's look at a problem together:
Sarah has 4 boxes of crayons. There are 3 crayons in each box. How many crayons does Sarah have altogether?This problem can be solved through repeated addition:
3+3+3+3 = 12
A shortened version of this would be to use the multiplication sentence:
4 x 3 = 12
- The second concept that must be understood is what each number in the multiplication problem represents. Let's look at that same problem again:
Sarah has 4 boxes of crayons. There are 3 crayons in each box. How many crayons does Sarah have altogether?
4 x 3 = 12
In this case, the (4) represents the number of groups in the problem. (There were 4 boxes.)
The (3) represents how many objects/items were in each group. (There were 3 crayons in each box.)
- The third concept that will help you with learning your multiplication facts is the Commutative Property of multiplication. This states that when two numbers are multiplied together, the product (or answer) is the same regardless of the order of the numbers. For instance:
3 x 2 = 6
2 x 3 = 6
3 x 2 = 2 x 3
Multiplication Times Tables Worksheets
These multiplication times tables worksheets may be used with four different times tables ranges starting at 1 through 9, and going up to 1 through 12.
The numbers in the Multiplication Times Tables Worksheets may be selected to be displayed in order or randomly shuffled. The answer grid may be fully displayed to use as a teaching example or completely hidden for the students to use as practice.
These are great Multiplication Worksheets to test your students understanding of the multiplication times tables. These multiplication times tables worksheets are appropriate for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade.
First select which times tables range you wish to use on the worksheet. Next decide how much of the products will be displayed for this multiplication times tables worksheet. You may select from none to all being left blank. You may also select to keep the numbers in order or have them randomly shuffled.
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