Ever wondered how basic mathematical operations like multiplication make our lives easier? For example, while calculating the amount of several items of equal price or while knowing the total amount of money you require if you spend a fixed amount of money for some days and so on, the application of multiplication is everywhere. It will be pretty tiresome to keep on calculating everything on fingers, whereas a quick multiplication will give us our answers efficiently and in no time.
Multiplication is fundamental to basic as well as advanced-level mathematics. However, the efficiency in performing multiplication is achieved only through learning how to calculate times tables. Once kids are aware and remember the times tables, performing multiplication is no big feat for them. Plenty of interactive and dynamic ways, such as through DIY Multiplication crafts, games, activities, etc. are there that make understanding and learning multiplication more fun and tangible.
In this post, we have brought to you some fun and quirky multiplication charts for kids that are in a similar league to make learning more fun and tangible but are also a wonderful addition to students’ study material and a great resource for educators and parents to reinforce the knowledge of times tables in their kids.
Multiplication charts for kids
Multiplication Charts are a great study material and they are designed in a way that will spike up a kid’s attention and make the learning process more unique and fulfilling. These charts are easy to use, easy to carry, and designed for easy comprehension. These simple and precisely designed charts allow kids to not only learn times tables by repetition but also practice the learned material and keep on improving their abilities.
We have a set of three charts, that include-
- A colorful chart with 1 to 20 times tables. The times tables have been written in beautiful yellow boxes with colorful backgrounds on the chart making it more appealing.
- Next, we have a multiplication chart matrix that covers times tables 1 to 12 for 12 times. It is a unique chart where kids learn how multiplication works and is used in mathematical problems.
- Lastly, we have a similar multiplication chart matrix that covers 1 to 12 for 12 times. But this time, this matrix is empty and kids have to fill in the numbers on their own. It’s a great way to practice the learned material and apply the learned knowledge.
Benefits of using our multiplication charts
Multiplication skills are used in one way or another for a lifetime. The charts make it easy to grab and understand these skills and make use of them. Some other benefits of using multiplication charts are-
1. Interactive visualization
These printable multiplication charts are visually enriched and are designed to grab children’s attention and retain it. The blend of various colors and graphics makes the chart attractive and it is a great addition to children’s daily study schedule. Additionally, the fonts used are easy to decipher and read.
2. Self-paced learning tool
Self-paced learning allows kids to navigate the lessons at their own pace. They can learn, revise, or practice at their leisure to get the best out of the lessons. Similarly, our multiplication charts are designed to provide a self-paced learning experience that reinforces learning and helps build the mental abilities required for performing basic as well as advanced-level mathematical operations.
3. Memory enhancement
Multiplication is a great example of rote learning and the multiplication chart allows kids to see and revise the multiplication tables time and again and learn them by heart. It will improve their memory and ensure that kids retain the knowledge for a long time. Alternatively, kids can refresh the learned facts by going through the charts whenever they feel like it and revising the multiplication tables to get a strong hold on them.
4. Reference tool
Multiplication can sometimes be tough and a little boring. We cannot expect little learners to remember every number and their multiplication at their fingertips. In such situations, multiplication charts can come in handy and kids can use them as their reference tool and whenever they get confused or forget anything, they can check it on the chart.
5. Pattern recognition and Conceptual learning
Multiplication charts will help kids identify and learn the relationships between different numbers and how arithmetic operations work. Understanding the logic behind multiplication will help kids learn it more precisely and bring conceptual clarity to their knowledge. Additionally, this profound knowledge of multiplication is highly useful for advanced mathematics, hence having a strong hold on multiplication tables from a young age is quite important and these charts are a great way to do so.
Different ways of using multiplication charts
The benefits of multiplication charts are hard to overlook and so are the number of ways these charts can be used by educators and parents for their kids. Different ways these charts can be used are-
1. Tests and quizzes
One of the easiest ways to use the multiplication chart is in the classroom or for home tests and quizzes. As an educator or a parent, you can quiz random multiplication problems from students. If they are stuck at some point, multiplication charts are there to help them. It will build their confidence and improve their multiplication skills.
2. Pin them as wall hangings
Multiplication charts make great room decorating items. And why not? These colorful and visually appealing charts will make a great addition to the kid’s surrounding areas. Simply hang these charts in classrooms near your kid’s study table or in his/her room. Simply glancing at the charts for a few minutes can help kids remember the multiplication tables and memorize them.
3. Real-life multiplication problems
Mathematics is better understood when it is learned through application and multiplication tables are no exception. Educators can engage kids in basic multiplication-related problems, such as suppose Harry had to distribute 4 chocolates to 15 people. How many total chocolates did Harry need in the first place? And so on. Here, the added multiplication tool will serve a useful role in guiding kids and helping them engage in more than rote learning, that is analytical learning.
4. Project ideas
Projects are always fun-filled and awaited by most of the students. Educators can ask students to create some math-related projects that will require the use of multiplication charts, such as board games or dice games. Additionally, teachers can come up with some multiplication games or activities to play in the classroom and use the charts as a part of them.
5. Combining multiplication charts with flashcards
Flashcards are a great learning tool that makes the process of learning more fun and interactive. Students can simply design their multiplication flashcards and practice multiplication over it. Multiplication flashcards will serve various purposes, such as helping kids brainstorm, rote learn, successfully retrieve the learned content, and apply the multiplication tables in various domains.
Multiplication charts are a multi-purpose study tool that caters to the needs of the students and guides them in mastering the art of multiplication, that is times tables. It helps kids improve their mental abilities, and cognitive skills, and achieve a strong hold on mathematical concepts. These charts serve dual purposes, first, kids can use them as a reference tool and keep on learning and revising the content and second, they can also practice multiplication skills on these charts to refine their skills. It is a great addition to a student’s study folder or a resource for parents who are homeschooling their kids. So, go ahead and grab your prints now!!!
An engineer, Maths expert, Online Tutor and animal rights activist. In more than 5+ years of my online teaching experience, I closely worked with many students struggling with dyscalculia and dyslexia. With the years passing, I learned that not much effort being put into the awareness of this learning disorder. Students with dyscalculia often misunderstood for having just a simple math fear. This is still an underresearched and understudied subject. I am also the founder of Smartynote -‘The notepad app for dyslexia’,