February 29, 2020

How to Get Your Students to Love Practicing Multiplication Facts with a Freebie


It seems like it is Multiplication Season for Third Grade Math students. My students practice their multiplication facts for fluency and mastery several different ways in the classroom.  Sometimes we play multiplication games like BUMP, Rolling for Fluency, Factor Find, Memory or Tic Tac Toe.  Occasionally on a Fun Friday, we will play an all class game of Multiplication Basketball, Multiplication Bounce Off or some other type of game show forum (I do love recreating a Family Feud set up in the classroom with buzzers)  Other times we practice writing times tables in shaving cream, sidewalk chalk ,Window Markers or snow.

All of these practice opportunities are valuable and engaging for my students.  I know my students enjoy these diverse methods to increase their fact power.  However, I think one of their "all time favorite" ways is to practice their math facts through color by number activities.  I play classical music or relaxing jazz music while the students work independently or with a partner to solve and color their facts.

I have created several different color by code activity resources for holidays, special occasions and numerous other packets for times table practice . My newest creation incorporates Cats and Dogs...who doesn't love a cute kitty or adorable pup pic :)

Grab this Multiplication Color by Code freebie HERE
Multiplication Color by Number Activities Free for 2nd grade math, third grade math, fourth grade math and fifth grade math centers
Multiplication Color by Number Activities Free for 2nd grade math, third grade math, fourth grade math and fifth grade math centers



Multiplication Color by Number Activities with a freebie for 2nd grade math, third grade math, fourth grade math and fifth grade math centers

Multiplication Color by Number Activities with a freebie for 2nd grade math, third grade math, fourth grade math and fifth grade math centers

Multiplication Color by Number Activities with a freebie for 2nd grade math, third grade math, fourth grade math and fifth grade math centers

Bottom Line: Knowing multiplication facts with mastery is so important for higher math concepts.  I find when I have students practice their multiplication facts in numerous ways, it helps them memorize and recall their facts with more ease.

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