Multiplication 1

Third grade is the year of multiplication. Though it was most likely introduced to kids in second grade, third grade is when kids are tasked with mastering their times tables and developing a stronger understanding of this key operation. This guided lesson in understanding multiplication can help give third graders a leg up. For even more practice, consider downloading the recommended multiplication worksheets that accompany the lesson.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
One leg, two legs, three legs, eek! Something is not quite right with the mutant animals at this strange petting zoo. Kids must identify the number of legs in each pen of animals with this silly skip counting game. Perfect for practicing repeated addition as a strategy for multiplication, this game shows kids how the two are related—a skill that will help them continue to succeed in math class.
Using equal groups, this exercise will help students just starting out with one digit multiplication.
This exercise teaches students a new trick by using repeated addition to achieve the same result as multiplication.
Students can incorporate skip counting as a tool used in verifying their correct multiplication answers.
Arrays are an essential tool kids can use to understand their times tables. Give students practice mastering how to multiply using rows and columns with this sweet candy game. By visualizing how rows and columns are multiplied to create a product, kids are able to gain a concrete understanding of how multiplication works—a foundational skill upon which more math skills are built.
Visual learners will appreciate the one digit arrays that make multiplication practice easier in this exercise.
Explain to students how the commutative property plays out in multiplication problems with this exercise.
Third grade multiplication is made easy with these exercises that have students utilize a number line and helpful hints.
Make a splash with multiplication! In this math game, kids calculate the area of a family's pool with an array. Perfect for practicing simple multiplication or repeated addition, this game helps players understand how to multiply using concrete manipulatives. In addition, kids are challenged to answer a word problem about fun pool add-ons, taking the math practice to the next level.
Give your students the foot up they need in geometry with these exercises that have your third graders work forwards and backwards through area problems.
Help students understand the relation between addition and multiplication, and the area of objects, with this easy to navigate exercise.
A great starting point with teaching multiplication is having students learn facts about multiplying 1s.
Students who are attracted to the difference between odds and evens will like studying these facts about multiplying 2s.
Whether because it’s a double digit number or it presents round answers, students gravitate to learning facts about multiplying 10s.

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