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Vocabulary Cards: Decimal Product Reasonableness
Vocabulary Cards: Decimal Product Reasonableness
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Vocabulary Cards: Decimal Product Reasonableness
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Decimal Product Reasonableness.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Pet Pals Multiplication
Pet Pals Multiplication
Worksheet
Pet Pals Multiplication
This worksheet will help your child practice their multiplication skills as they solve the puzzle to reveal a secret word.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplication Color by Number: Tree Frog 3
Multiplication Color by Number: Tree Frog 3
Worksheet
Multiplication Color by Number: Tree Frog 3
In this 3rd grade math worksheet, your child will solve multiplication problems, then use his answers to complete a color by number activity.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Christmas Multiplication #5
Christmas Multiplication #5
Worksheet
Christmas Multiplication #5
Have a merry math Christmas! In this worksheet Santa has brought some colorful presents filled with multiplication problems for your third grader to solve.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Multiplication #4
Valentine's Day Multiplication #4
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Multiplication #4
Build basic math skills with this practice sheet, full of multiplication tables for your child to practice and start memorizing.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Multiplication #2
Valentine's Day Multiplication #2
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Multiplication #2
Prepare your third grader for Valentine's Day with these sweet math problems to help her review and memorize her multiplication tables.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Comparing Prices
Comparing Prices
Activity
Comparing Prices
Help your child apply his math skills the next time you cook a family meal similar to one you'd buy at a restaurant.
3rd grade
Math
Activity
Candy Math
Candy Math
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Candy Math
Getting kids to memorize their times tables can be worse than pulling teeth. Sweeten the deal with this activity that combines math and sugar.
3rd grade
Math
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Multiplication War
Multiplication War
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Multiplication War
Play multiplication war, a fun card game, with your child and before long those annoying multiplication facts will be part of her mathematical skill set.
4th grade
Math
Activity
Math Baseball
Math Baseball
Activity
Math Baseball
Practice multiplication facts by playing baseball in this fun, third grade math board game.
3rd grade
Math
Activity
Tic-Tac-Toe Multiplication
Tic-Tac-Toe Multiplication
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Tic-Tac-Toe Multiplication
Play tic-tac-toe and help your kid memorize multiplication facts!
3rd grade
Math
Activity
Multiplication Tables Game
Multiplication Tables Game
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Multiplication Tables Game
Practice multiplication facts and geography at the same time in this fun third grade math card game.
3rd grade
Social studies
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How to Paint like Georgia O'Keeffe
How to Paint like Georgia O'Keeffe
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How to Paint like Georgia O'Keeffe
Show your child how to paint in true Georgia O'Keeffe style. He'll enjoy painting art inspired by a master, and boost his math skills, too.
4th grade
Math
Activity
Target Multiplication
Target Multiplication
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Target Multiplication
Create some cards and a factor board and get ready to practice multiplication. This game will help your kid get one step closer to memorizing times tables!
3rd grade
Math
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In the Box
In the Box
Activity
In the Box
Toss playing cards into boxes while you practice addition and multiplication with decimals in this fun, fourth grade math game.
4th grade
Math
Activity
Defensive Multiplication
Defensive Multiplication
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Defensive Multiplication
Defend your cards in this multiplication math game! Your kid will enjoy using strategy to build equations and win points in this activity.
3rd grade
Math
Activity
Times Two
Times Two
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Times Two
Race to double numbers in this competitive card game. Try one-digit or two-digit numbers, or more!
3rd grade
Math
Activity
New Year's Math
New Year's Math
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New Year's Math
Start the new year with this fourth grade math "Calculation Challenge!"
4th grade
Math
Activity
Find the Math Fact Family
Find the Math Fact Family
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Find the Math Fact Family
Practice of math facts is usually limited to drill sheets and flashcards. But kids are more likely to tune in to math facts if practice is presented as a game!
3rd grade
Math
Activity
A Mathematical Card Trick
A Mathematical Card Trick
Activity
A Mathematical Card Trick
Teach your kid a fun mathematical magic trick! All you'll need is a deck of cards and basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication skills.
4th grade
Math
Activity
Repeated Addition Song
Repeated Addition Song
Song
Repeated Addition Song
Kids get a head start on multiplication with this adorable song.
2nd grade
Math
Song
Play Domino Deal for Math Review!
Play Domino Deal for Math Review!
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Play Domino Deal for Math Review!
In this activity, your child will get a review of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using classic domino pieces.
4th grade
Math
Activity
Stock Market Math
Stock Market Math
Activity
Stock Market Math
This activity will further your child's ability to interpret graphs and let her apply math skills in a real-world situation.
5th grade
Math
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Top of the Heap
Top of the Heap
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Top of the Heap
Playing a tactile game with multiplication will help your child get a better grasp of basic math concepts and transform your kid into a master multiplier.
2nd grade
Math
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Shooting Hoops Multiplication
Shooting Hoops Multiplication
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Shooting Hoops Multiplication
Play this fun basketball game to help your third grader master their multiplication tables.
3rd grade
Math
Activity

Multiplication Resources

Multiplication is one of the four basic operations in arithmetic, along with addition, subtraction and division. It is taught starting around second grade, once kids have mastered addition and subtraction. A solid understanding of addition is key because in essence, multiplication is nothing more than repeated addition, or adding groups of a number together. Once kids master multiplication, their math skills will expand exponentially.

Multiplication 101

If addition is watching numbers grow, then multiplication is watching numbers grow real fast. To help kids understand this concept, let’s break down the parts:

2 (multiplier) x 3 (multiplicand) = 6 (product)

In the example above, 2 is called the multiplier, while 3 is called the multiplicand. The multiplier and the multiplicand are also called factors. The answer to a multiplication problem is called the product.

Another way to look at the equation is in terms of addition: 2 + 2 + 2 = 6. So multiplication is a handy shortcut to adding groups of a number together.

Multiplication has properties that are unique to its operation. Some of them are:
  • Commutative Property: The numbers in the equation can be switched around without affecting the product.
    Example: 2 x 3 = 6; 3 x 2 = 6
  • Associative Property: It doesn’t matter how numbers are grouped when you multiply them; the result will still be the same.
    Example: (2 x 3) x 2 = 12; 2 x (3 x 2) = 12
  • Distributive Property: Anything inside the parenthesis can be multiplied separately by the multiplier.
    Example: 2 x (3 + 2) = 2 x 3 + 2 x 2
  • Identity Element: Multiplication has an identity element of 1, which means that any number multiplied by 1 results in that number’s identity being unchanged.
    Example: 6 x 1 = 6.
  • Zero Property: Any number multiplied by 0 is 0.
    Example: 6 x 0 = 0
Multiplication is fun to learn and master. Use our resources to get your kids excited about its power to transform their arithmetic skills.