Creative Ideas for Teaching Times Tables

Teaching multiplication usually involves students reciting their times facts in a sing-song voice, whether it is one set or multiple sets at a time.  Multiplication tables are a common site, and students fill in a new row and column at the beginning of each new set.  While both of these methods are effective at teaching students basic multiplication, they have the drawback of causing students to mentally run through tables or silently recite the facts when trying to come up with the answer for a test.  By adding creative methods of teaching multiplication, teachers can help students become more adept at recalling multiplication facts.

Creative Ideas

The following are a few ideas that can be used to help students with multiplication:


Multiplication is an essential part of mathematics at every level, so it is important that students learn to multiply.  An easy way to help them truly learn multiplication, rather than just memorizing for a test, is to use creative ideas for teaching.

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