g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Distance Learning

All times in EST

Full Schedule
g Math Site

BellaOnline's Math Editor


More Multiplication Practice Ideas

1)Use a multiplication chart – place a finger on a number on the left side of the chart; place another finger on a number on top of the chart; bring the left finger across and the finger on the top of the chart down; eventually they will meet stopping on the answer. Now, isn’t that neat? Also, keep it nearby while doing your homework to check yourself.

2)Internet games – there are countless games to play while learning multiplication facts online. In fact, AplusMathCoach is a good place to start. Scroll down to find games.

3)Have a friend or parent call the facts out orally to you.

4)Skip count; for example 4 x 7, skip count by fours seven times or skip count by seven four times.

5)Study the facts to find patterns that will help you memorize and learn them. This is more fun to do with a partner. The links below will take you to articles that show several patterns found in different time tables.

6)Learn hand tricks such as nines hand trick. Let’s use 4 x 9. Hold both hands in front of you. The back of the hands are facing you. The pinky finger on the left is considered “1.” The thumb on the right hand is considered the sixth finger and the right pinky is the tenth finger. Now, bend the fourth finger on your left hand. How many fingers on the left of the bent finger? 3 How many fingers on the right side of the bent finger? 6 Thus, the answer is 36.

7)Playing cards – Make up games or try Multiplication Battle. Get a deck of cards. Remove the Jokers. Distribute all of the cards between two players. Hold cards face down. Both players place their top card on the table face up. Multiply the numbers. The first player to call out the answer first collects the cards. The person with the most cards or all of the cards within a specified time frame wins. The value of the face cards are as follows: A = 1, K=12, Q=11, J=10 Keep a multiplication chart nearby to settle disputes.

8)Math puzzles – assemble a jigsaw puzzle; turn it over; write a multiplication fact on one piece and the product on the connecting piece. Cover the puzzle with multiplication facts. Break it apart and have fun learning the facts with this self-checking activity.

9)Have fun solving worksheet puzzles.

10) Classroom game: Around the World – the teacher calls out a multiplication fact to two students. The goal is for a student to see how far he can get around the room by correctly answering a multiplication fact before his classmate answers. If the classmate beats him, then he will take the classmate’s seat, and the classmate challenges the next student.

Add More+Multiplication+Practice+Ideas to Twitter Add More+Multiplication+Practice+Ideas to Facebook Add More+Multiplication+Practice+Ideas to MySpace Add More+Multiplication+Practice+Ideas to Digg More+Multiplication+Practice+Ideas Add More+Multiplication+Practice+Ideas to Yahoo My Web Add More+Multiplication+Practice+Ideas to Google Bookmarks Add More+Multiplication+Practice+Ideas to Stumbleupon Add More+Multiplication+Practice+Ideas to Reddit

Multiplication - Unique Timetables Patterns - 5s
Multiplication Facts - Nines
Multiplication Facts - 11s and 12s
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Math Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2018 by Beverly Mackie. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Beverly Mackie. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Beverly Mackie for details.


g features
Intro to Algebra Crossword Puzzle- 1

Math MOOC - Free Online Math Courses - Self-Paced

Interactive App for Student Engagement

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Note: BellaOnline uses cookies to help provide a consistent user experience. Our advertisers may use cookies to help customize ads. Please contact us with any question about our cookie use.

Summertime Foods
Corn on the Cob
Burgers on the Grill
Apple Pie


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor