Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 3 Operations - 3.OA.C.7
How to Learn Your Times Tables - Multiplication is maybe the easiest and the most fun part of mathematics. But when it comes to learning tables, do you dread it as much as everyone else? You don't have to be afraid. All it needs is a little concentration and practice. Learning tables is not as easy as it seems. But if you learn your tables, your life will be a whole lot easier. You wouldn't have to scribble on the paper or use the calculator. After you learn your tables, there is a high chance that you can be a human calculator as well! The first step in learning tables going through very carefully. Look upon the numbers, where they lie. Then start memorizing it. If you are learning through a book or paper, you can use your hand to cover the time's table for you. This not only helps in learning quickly, but the method can also be used by yourself for dodging tables. You will eventually start to retain the table you have learned. Don't forget that the key to math is practice, and the more you practice, the better you will be! These worksheets and lessons focus on helping students learn their times tables.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Step-by-Step Lesson- A little color and arrows can go a long way
- Guided Lesson- A seven by five and four by four times table for you to complete.
- Guided Lesson Explanation- We show you how to match up which product goes with which.
- 12 X 12 Multiplication Times Table Worksheet #1- Fill in all the holes that you find.
- Times Tables - Missing Parts, Facts 1-3 Worksheet #2 - Quick math facts followed by rapid fire number-word problems.
- Homework 1 - The larger products are found more within the interior here.
- Homework 2 - Four standard times tables for you to finish off.
- Homework 3 - We use larger products here.
- Homework 4 - There are actually 40 problems here for you.
- Homework 5 - Another reverb of the previous worksheet for you.
- Practice 1 - A twelve by twelve gap filled times table chart for you.
- Practice 2 - Only math facts 4 to 6 are in this practice page.
- Practice 3 - We step it up to integers 7 to 9.
- Practice 4 - We finish out with products up to 12.
- Practice 5 - A different format is asserted her for you.
- Quiz 1 - The quiz has the column and row numbers scattered, so students have to do a bit more thinking.
- Quiz 2 - The ones are a give-me.
- Quiz 3 - You could also make this a timed quiz.
Why Is It Important to Know Your Times Tables?
It is not uncommon for Kindergartners to show up to their first day of school having already mastered their times tables. As parents hope for a better life for their children, they tend to spend a great deal of time helping through those early math skills. It is actually a natural progression just after learning to skip count. When you think about it, multiplication is just a short hand for skip counting. The problem: 4 x 6 = 24 is an example. That is the same thing as skip counting 4s 6 times (4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24) or skip counting 6s 4 times (6,12, 18, 24). It can be helpful to use a calculator to demonstrate this to students quickly. When students pivot from learning their individual math facts to full on scale of times tables, it can at first be overwhelming. With some practice and consistent repetition, it quickly becomes come place for them. Learning your times tables provides you a solid foundation as you advance to math level math skills. The progression usually follows that students will then learn how to process long multiplication problems and eventually algebra which demands a level of mastery of this skill. I find students that do not have this mastered by the time they reach fractions really struggle to understand what is going on. We encourage students to have this skill mastered to 12 by 12 at the conclusion of grade 3 or at the age of 8. I would recommend keeping in contact with home to help students develop a practice schedule for themselves.