Stop trying to get your kids to learn time tables by drilling them with flashcards. These 14 resources will help your child in learning their time tables.
I remember trying to learn time tables through oversized bright red flashcards. I can still envision myself sitting in my backyard under one of our huge trees desperately trying to memorize those darn equations!
Even at that age, I remember wondering how on earth I was supposed to memorize all of those numbers. That’s not how my brain works!
And now that my own son is struggling to learn his time tables, I’m looking for inventive way to get him engaged. This post contains affiliate links.
14 Resources to Learn Times Tables
We’re all ready for a new way of learning the times tables. Happily, inventive educators have created a multitude of activities to help learners succeed, have fun, and appreciate how times tables fit into everyday life!
I’ve rounded up some of the most engaging times table activities that serve all sorts of learning (and teaching!) styles, including video, music, printable worksheets, dominos, and more.
But first I’ve got to tell you about Times Tales, which teaches kids the upper times tables without rote memorization. Students can simply follow along with the entertaining story. As they progress, they’ll be guided into associating the stories they’ve learned with real math. You can always find the Times Tales DVD at a discount on Educents.com!
About the Times Tales – What is included?
- Animated videos
- Printable worksheets and flashcards
Times Tales Downloadable Videos & Printable Worksheets
The Times Tales instant download is ideal for the those who “need it now“ and just can’t wait. There is no shipping cost! Just be sure to only have downloadable items in your cart. The downloadable version includes everything in the Times Tales DVD version. The difference is that for the DVD (two files – Part 1 & Part 2) you just watch it on your computer (rather than TV) and the printables come in 3 PDF files to print out the tests, crossword puzzles, flashcards, & cube game.
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More Activities to Practice Multiplication:
Domino Math Games by Fun Games 4 Learning – Two to four players can use dominos to practice addition and multiplication.
Early Multiplication: Grouping with Legos by School Time Snippets – Kristina and her son practice multiplications using Legos!
Multiplication Rap DVD – Kids discover what multiplication is all about, learn facts through 12, and practice skip counting.
Patterned Multiplication Circles by Lemon Lime Adventures – Dayna and her 7-year old use this visual way to learn multiplication. This math craftivity is fun for all ages!
Multiplication Cards by Learning Wrapups – Multiplication Wrap-ups are a fun way to combine multiplication practice with hands-on string activities!
Multiplication & Division Story Cards by Memory Joggers – Supercharge your child’s memorization skills! It’s the fast, fun and easy way to memorize multiplication and division facts. Every digit has a symbol that is consistent with all of the numbers. Children learn division as easily as the multiplication. “The stories they put with the problems are entertaining and easy to remember. My four year old granddaughter can remember the story and the problem along with the answer even though she doesn’t understand multiplication yet. She is already telling her teacher at school that she’s learning her times tables.” -Angela, Educents Customer
Musical Math by Sue Dickson’s Songs that Teach – This program makes memorizing the facts easy, sure, and fun with catchy songs that allow students to master the facts in no time!
30 Multiplication Facts Printable Worksheets by Elementary Studies – This low-cost packet includes 30 printable worksheets, 143 flash cards, six vocabulary word cards, and a multiplication chart.
Multiplication Jenga by The Organized Classroom – Download and print multiplication labels for your Jenga Pieces. Flex your math muscles every time you pull a block from the Jenga tower.
A+ Math Multiplication Unit – Build a strong foundation in math with A+ Interactive Math’s multiplication unit.
Multiplication Beach Ball by Lattes & Laughter – This DIY math beach ball can be used for many games, including Silent Ball, Rolling Ball on the floor, and Hot Potato.
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