14 Easy Multiplication Charts and Tips


Multiplication is a standard to quickly recognize adding groups of numbers. Here are 14 easy activities, anchor charts and tips to use with a few multiplication worksheets included.

I hope you will find these helpful in planning how to best teach math to your third grade and fourth grade students.

Free Multiplication Activities

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1. City Scape Multiplication – A beautiful way to connect art with math! Have students write sentences for the arrays of windows in a city-scape art project.

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2. Multiplication Bracelet – Students plan to create a bracelet. They create a sentence to spend an imaginary budget before making a pipe cleaner bracelet.

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3. La Multiplication Con Nerds – Create a yummy array that is highly motivating by gluing nerds… and perhaps eating a few {yum!} to model a multiplication story.

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4. Four In A Row – A deck of cards and markers are the tools needed to play four-in-a-row to practice multiplication skills.

5. Times Table – A circular times table is a different way to practice and see patterns.

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6. Multiples Flip Cards – Grab a set of clothespins to make these self-correcting task cards for the multiples of 4 or 7 or have an answer of 6 or 8.

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7. Multiply Dice – With graphing paper and dice, use the numbers rolled to make a box and a sentence.  Who can roll the biggest box?

Tips for Teaching How To Multiply

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8. Masters Belt Rewards – Create masters in multiplication by recognizing student progress. Give students new belt colors (just like in karate) as awards.

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9. Multiplication Worksheets and Facts – Use visual connections to real life items to help students see groupings within multiplication scenarios.

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10. The 9’s trick – Once you teach the trick to knowing the 9’s facts, create an anchor chart to help students remember. BONUS: Here’s a video to help ingrain the multiples of 3 into your students’ brains!

Anchor Charts

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11. Brace Maps – Use brace maps to represent different ways to do multiplication problems.

12. Bow Tie Method – Offering a different strategy, a way to decompose numbers to solve.

13. Multiplication is… – Once students are exposed to lots of types of scenarios, create a chart to help them recall the different examples.

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14. The Property of Zero – Bring the concept to a second grade level when you’re introducing the concept of multiplying by zero.

I hope you found these easy resources and lesson ideas to be helpful in planning and differentiating your math lessons.

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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.