Strategy

Multiplication Chart

Times Table

UDL 3.3

A multiplication chart is a table that shows you the product of multiplying two numbers together. Multiplication charts can be used when students are having challenges memorizing math facts and/or understanding basic math concepts such as multiplication. In general, the charts have a horizontal & vertical column. The numbers in the horizontal and vertical column represent the two numbers that are being multiplied. The number located within the chart is the product of the two numbers being multiplied.

Ready-to-Use Resources

Reference Tool

Basic Multiplication Chart

A collection of multiplication charts to support students in building their automaticity with math facts and recognizing patterns among different factors.

Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 · Math · 7 pages


Reference Tool

Blank Multiplication Chart

Blank multiplication chart that can be used for student practice and review.

Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 · Math · 1 pages


Reference Tool

Partially Completed Multiplication Charts

A set of partially-completed multiplication charts that allow students to practice math facts and build proficiency in recognizing patterns among different factors.

Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 · Math · 1 pages


Reference Tool

Perfect Squares Multiplication Charts

A set of multiplication charts highlighting perfect squares.

Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 · Math · 2 pages


Implementation Tips

Building Conceptual Understanding
Learning the basic concept of multiplying by adding groups of the same number of objects/manipulatives can be taught using a multiplication chart. However, the multiplication chart should not replace the learning of multiplication concepts.
Explicit Instruction
Students may need to be taught how to use the multiplication chart. The more experience and practice the student has with using the chart, the more proficient the student will become.
Online Game
To reinforce learning of multiplication math facts, a fun online game like [[ http://www.math-play.com/math-jeopardy.html | Math Jeopardy Multiplication ]] can be played in teams or individually. This could be incorporated into math stations and/or learning centers in the classroom.

Examples

Reference for Flash Cards
When memorizing multiplication math facts, students can use the multiplication chart to create study flashcards.
Reference During an Exam
A student uses a multiplication chart when taking a test on the area of rectangles. The students may know the formula for finding the area, but may need support with recalling multiplication facts in order to find the area.
Counting by 5s
A student is learning how to count by fives and uses the multiplication chart to check his work as he is counting by fives and learning how to add multiples of fives.