Tricks to Learning Multiplication Tables

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It's no secret that learning their multiplication facts can be a struggle for many young mathematicians. Help make the process a little easier with this collection of multiplication tips and tricks.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer these memorization strategies to students struggling to learn their multiplication facts
  • Have students work in pairs looking for patterns in the multiplication table as they try to come up with these tips and tricks on their own
  • Provide students with a copy of the multiplication tricks table to keep with their math materials, using it as a reference during future lessons
Pros

  • Offers rhymes that help students remember specific multiplication facts
  • Uses pictures to model for students how to multiply by nine using their fingers
  • Provides a table that lists tips for mutiplying by different numbers
Cons

  • This resource helps students memorize their multiplication facts, but it doesn't develop their understanding of the operation