Practice Your Multiplication Skills With Times Tables Worksheets

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Multiplication is one of the essential elements of mathematics, though it can be a challenge for some young learners because it requires memorization as well as practice. These worksheets help students practice their multiplication skills and commit the basics to memory. 

Multiplication Tips

Like any new skill, multiplication takes time and practice. It also requires memorization. Unfortunately, the math curriculum/standards today don't allow the time required to help children learn the multiplication facts.

Most teachers say that 10 to 15 minutes of practice time four or five times a week is necessary for children to commit the facts to memory.

Here are some easy ways to remember your times tables:

  • Multiplying by 2: Simply double the number that you're multiplying. For example, 2 x 4 = 8. That's the same as 4 + 4.
  • Multiplying by 4: Double the number you're multiplying, then double it again. For example, 4 x 4 = 16. That's the same as 4 + 4 + 4 + 4.
  • Multiplying by 5: Count the number of 5s you're multiplying and add them up. Use your fingers to help count if you need to. For instance: 5 x 3 = 15. That's the same as 5 + 5 + 5.
  • Multiplying by 10: This is super-easy. Just take the number you're multiplying and add a 0 to the end of it. For instance, 10 x 7 = 70. 

Want more practice? Try using some of these fun and easy multiplication games to reinforce the times tables.

Worksheet Instructions

These times tables (in PDF format) are designed to help students learn how to multiply numbers from 2 to 10.

You'll also find advanced practice sheets to help reinforce the basics. Completing each of these sheets should only take about a minute. See how far your child can get in that amount of time, and don't worry if the student doesn't complete the exercise the first few times. Speed will come with proficiency.

Remember, work on the 2's, 5's, and 10's first, then the doubles (6 x 6, 7 x 7, 8 x 8). Next, move to each of the fact families: 3's, 4,s, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, 11's, and 12's. Do not move to a different fact family without first mastering the previous one. Do one of these each night and see how long it takes you to complete a page or how far you get in a minute.

More Math Challenges

Once you've mastered the basics of multiplication using single digits, you can advance to more challenging lessons, with two-digit multiplication and division. Remember to take your time, practice regularly, and chart your progress. Good luck!