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# Multiplication Worksheets and Printables

## Free Printables: Multiplication

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The resources and worksheets found here are to help children commit the timestables to memory. This is still an important skill that requires time beyond the school day. To see how to help children commit the multiplication facts to memory, read the Quick Tips found below and follow those strategies. Unfortunately, the math curriculum/standards today doesn't allow the time required to help children learn the multiplication facts. 10 to 15 minutes 4 or 5 times a week is necessary for children to commit the facts to memory. Use the timestables worksheets and be sure to include many timestables games found here to keep the learning fun.

View the PDF gallery of 1 minute timed multiplication tests.
Do one of these a night! You can see how long it takes you do complete a page or you can see how far you get in a minute.

Quick Tips for Teaching Multiplication Facts: Remember, work on the 2's, 5's and 10's first then the doubles (6x6,7x7, 8x8) then move to each of the fact families: 3's, 4,s, 6's,7's, 8's and 9's, 11's and 12's. DO NOT move to a different fact family without first mastering the previous one.

Here are some quick games< that will help children memorize the timestables. 5 minutes daily will have them memorize them quickly.

I'm often asked the question as to why children don't learn the facts at school anymore if know the timestables is important. First of all, memorizing the multiplication facts / timestables IS important. Research indicates it supports greater student achievement. Secondly, the math curriculum has changed and it is much more daunting than it ever used to be - right or wrong, it's changed. Teachers no longer have the time to ensure that all students commit the facts to memory. Teachers will give the strategies for learning the facts and will provide a minimal amount of time. The rest of the time will need to happen outside school hours. You will be surprised at what 10 minutes a day will do, track the progress and commit to the time and soon your child will have learned the multiplication facts that will help them as they progress through the grades.

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