Once addition and subtraction are mastered, multiplication is the next big math step that your child will need to learn. Multiplication is one of those things that you must know, and master to be able to have a strong foundation in math. It is also one of those things can be extremely frustrating for your children to learn, remember and understand. It can be frustrating to help them with as well!
One way to help your children learn their time tables is by skip counting. Skip counting can be a very helpful tool for those that learn well with songs or rote memorization. Memorization is key when it comes to learning and understanding multiplication. Repetition is also necessary to really drill the facts. If you have a child struggling with learning multiplication there are lots of free printables that can help with this.
We recently created an instant download: FREE Multiplication Practice with Superheroes – this unit will have your children playing with superheroes as they are working on their multiplication facts at the same time! There are 32 worksheets that will have your superheroes practicing and increasing their brain skills while decorating superhero capes and answering problems and speed drills at the same time.
Check out these FREE Times Tables and Skip Counting Printables:
Recommended Resource: Times Tales
Living math books can help children grasp difficult concepts such as multiplication, grouping, fractions, division, and more. This is our favorite living math book series:
123 Homeschool 4 Me has fun skip counting worksheets, games and printables:
The Natural Homeschool has some beautiful, Montessori inspired nature, butterfly skip counting printable cards and games:
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When Your Child Struggles With Multiplication Tables – If you are looking for tips and ideas on how to help your children master multiplication, this post has a lot of great info.
Lift the Flap Times Tables Book (Usborne Lift-the-Flap-Books)Times Tables the Fun Way Book for Kids: A Picture Method of Learning the Multiplication FactsMemorize in Minutes: The Times TablesFun Tree Books Multiplication Flash Cards (0-12) with 2 Key Rings and Bonus 2 Markers and 2 Multiplication Facts Charts or PostersLakeshore Multiplication MachineLearning Resources Multiplication Master Electronic Flash Card, Math Skills, Varying Skill Levels, Ages 7+The Brilliant: Math Board Game for Learning Multiplication Through Play. Geeky STEM Toy n Gift for Boys n Girls Ages 7 Years n up
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