Students who are first learning multiplication often have difficulty with this operation. Demonstrate to students that multiplication is essentially a quick way of adding groups. For example, if they have five groups of three marbles each, students could solve the problem by determining the sum of the groups: 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3. If the students know how to multiply, however, they can much more quickly calculate that five groups of three can be represented by the equation 5 x 3, which equals 15.

The free worksheets below offer students plenty of opportunities to hone their multiplication skills. First, print the multiplication table in slide No. 1. Use it to help students learn their multiplication facts. The subsequent slides feature printables that give students a chance to practice one- and two-digit multiplication facts to 12. Use manipulatives—physical items such as gummy bears, poker chips, or small cookies—to show students how to create groups (such as seven groups of three) so they can observe in a concrete way that multiplication is just a quick way of adding groups. Consider using other teaching tools, such as flashcards, to help boost student multiplication skills.

## Multiplication Chart

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Print multiple copies of this multiplication table and give one to each student. Show students how the table works and how they can use it to solve the multiplication problems in the subsequent worksheets. For example, use the chart to show students how to solve any multiplication problem to 12, such as 1 x 1 = 2, 7 x 8 = 56, and even 12 x 12 = 144.

## One-Minute Drills

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This worksheet containing single-digit multiplication is perfect for giving students one-minute drills. Once students have learned the multiplication table from the previous slide, use this printable as a pretest to see what students know. Simply hand out a printable to each student, and explain that they will have one minute to answer as many multiplication problems as they can. When students complete the one-minute worksheet, you can record their scores on the upper right-hand corner of the printable.

## Another One-Minute Drill

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Use this printable to give the students another one-minute drill. If the class is struggling, review the process for learning the multiplication tables. Consider solving several problems on the board as a class to demonstrate the process if needed.

## Single-Digit Multiplication

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Once students have completed the one-minute drills from the previous slides, use this printable to give them more practice doing single-digit multiplication. As students work the problems, circulate around the room to see who understands the multiplication process and which students need additional teaching.

## More Single-Digit Multiplication

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No method works better for student learning than repetition and practice. Consider giving this printable as a homework assignment. Contact parents and request that they help by administering a one-minute drill to their children. It shouldn't be hard to get parents to take part as it only takes a minute.

## Single-Digit Drill

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This printable is the last in this series that contains only single-digit multiplication. Use it to give a final one-minute drill before moving on to more difficult multiplication problems in the slides below. If students are still struggling, use manipulatives to reinforce the concept that multiplication is just a quick way of adding groups.

## One- and Two-Digit Multiplication

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This printable introduces two-digit problems, including several problems with 11 or 12 as one of the factors—the numbers you multiply together to calculate the product (or answer). This worksheet may intimidate some students, but it needn't be daunting to them. Use the multiplication chart from slide No. 1 to review how students can easily arrive at the answers for problems involving 11 or 12 as factors.

## One- and Two-Digit Drill

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Use this printable to give students another one-minute drill, but in this case, the problems have one- or two-digit factors. In addition to several problems with factors of 11 or 12, a couple of the problems have 10 as one of the factors. Before giving the drill, explain to students that to find the product of two numbers where one of the factors is 10, simply add a zero to the number being multiplied by 10 to get your product.

## Homework One- and Two-Digit Drill

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This printable should be a confidence booster for students as they continue to increase their proficiency with multiplication facts. It contains only two two-digit problems, both with 10 as one of the factors. As such, this would be a good worksheet to send home as a homework assignment. As you did previously, enlist parents to help their children hone their math skills.

## Random One- and Two-Digit Problems

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Use this printable as a summative test, an assessment to see what students have learned to this point. Have students put away their multiplication tables. Don't give this test as a one-minute drill. Instead, give students 15 or 20 minutes to complete the worksheet. If students show that they have learned their multiplication facts fairly well, move on the subsequent worksheets. If not, review how to solve multiplication problems and let students repeat some of the previous worksheets.

## Random Problems Review

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If students have struggled to learn their multiplication facts, use this worksheet of random one- and two-digit problems as a review. This printable should be a confidence booster, as most of the problems it contains are single-digit and the only two-digit problems include 10 as one of the factors.

## 2 Times Tables

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This printable is the first in this series that uses the same factor—in this case, the number 2—in each problem. For example, this worksheet contains such problems as 2 x 9, 2 x 2, and 2 x 3. Break out the multiplication table again and start to go over each column and row of the chart. Explain that the third row across and the third row down contain all of the "2" multiplication facts.

## 3 Times Tables

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This printable gives students a chance to practice multiplication problems where at least one of the factors is the number 3. Use this worksheet as a homework assignment or for a one-minute drill.

## 4 Times Tables

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This printable gives students a chance to practice multiplication problems where at least one of the factors is the number 4. Use this worksheet as a homework assignment. It provides a great opportunity to allow students to practice at home.

## 5 Times Tables

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This printable gives students a chance to practice multiplication problems where at least one of the factors is the number 5. Use this worksheet as a one-minute drill.

## 6 Times Tables

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This printable gives students a chance to practice multiplication problems where at least one of the factors is the number. 6. Use this worksheet as a homework assignment or for a one-minute drill.

## 7 Times Tables

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This printable gives students a chance to practice multiplication problems where at least one of the factors is the number 7. Use this worksheet as a homework assignment or for a one-minute drill.

## 8 Times Tables

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This printable gives students a chance to practice multiplication problems where at least one of the factors is the number 8. Use this worksheet as a homework assignment or for a one-minute drill.

## 9 Times Tables

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This printable gives students a chance to practice multiplication problems where at least one of the factors is the number 9. Use this worksheet as a homework assignment or for a one-minute drill.

## 10 Times Tables

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This printable gives students a chance to practice multiplication problems where at least one of the factors is the number 10. Remind students that to calculate any product, simply add a zero to the number being multiplied by 10.

## Doubles Times Tables

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This printable features "doubles" problems, where both factors are the same number, such as 2 x 2, 7 x 7, and 8 x 8. This is a great opportunity to review the multiplication table with students.

## 11 Times Table

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This worksheet features problems where at least one factor is 11. Students may still be intimidated by these problems, but explain that they can use their multiplication tables to find the answer to every problem on this worksheet.

## 12 Times Tables

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This printable offers the most difficult problems in the series: Every problem includes 12 as one of the factors. Use this printable several times. On the first attempt, let students use their multiplication tables to find the products; on the second, have students solve all of the problems without the assistance of their multiplication charts. On the third try, give students a one-minute drill using this printable.