Need times tables activities for your child? Check out this bumper set of multiplication worksheets for some SERIOUS math practice!
Multiplication facts. Let’s face it, it’s a case of practice makes perfect.
Once your child has learnt their facts and committed them to memory, you have to keep revisiting them.
Working on times tables regularly helps your child to be able to recall their facts quickly and confidently. And that’s so helpful to them when learning math.
After all, multiplication facts turn up in so many different areas of math (you really can’t escape them).
Today I’m introducing a bumper pack of multiplication facts activities called ‘Be a Multiplication Star!‘. This resource provides tonnes of times tables practice.
After all, it’s not enough to just rote learn facts parrot-fashion. Children also need to be practise applying these facts through a range of different types of questions. That’s exactly what this resource does.
So let me talk you through it.
What’s included in this resource?
This resource consists of no less than sixteen two-page activity sheets, each with its own answer key. They’re no prep – just print and get going!
This resource is divided into 3 sections. Here’s a quick overview of the three sections.
This first group of activity sheets each focuses on a single multiplication table (10s, 2s, 5s, 3s, 4s, 6s, 7s, 8s and 9s).
Each activity sheet is divided into 5 parts:
- Parts A and B are ‘find the missing number’ activities.
- Part C is a ‘true or false?’ activity. Simply decide whether each multiplication facts statement is correct or not.
- Part D consists of word problems, all of which include times tables.
- The final section, Part E, is a wild card and is different on every sheet!
The activity sheets in this second section focus on a group of multiplication tables (2s, 5s and 10s; 3s and 4s; 6s and 7s; 8s and 9s).
Grouping times tables together like this means you can really focus on the multiplication facts that need extra work. If your child is just starting out, the 10s, 5s and 2s make a great place to begin. If they need to practise some more challenging tables, the 6s and 7s or the 8s and 9s should fit the bill.
The sheets in section 2 are divided into 4 sections.
- Part A is made up of ‘find the missing number’ questions.
- In Part B, you have to decide whether the greater than, less than or equals symbol (>, < or =) goes in the box to complete the number sentence.
- Part C is the wild card section and is different on each of the sheets.
- Part D consists of times tables word problems.
This last group of activity sheets are called All Facts 1, All Facts 2 and All Facts 3.
And yes, you guessed it, these last three activities require you to apply ALL the multiplication facts up to 10 x 10.
Plus, for those children that know their times tables inside out and back to front, the final activity sheet (All facts 3) also incorporates facts up to 12 x 12 for an added challenge!
In each of these 3 more challenging worksheets, there are 3 parts.
- Part A on each of these worksheets is a ‘find the missing number’ section.
- Part B is the wild card section and could be a ‘true or false?’ activity, word problems or a ‘greater than, less than or equals?’ section.
- For Part C, the activities vary and include a ‘What number am I?’ quiz section and a challenging ‘right or wrong’ activity.
What about answer keys?
Each activity sheet has its own answer key. Plus, the answer key is simple and clear so that children can even check their own answers.
Wondering if this is the right resource for your child?
Here are some pointers.
This resource is great if …
- your child has worked hard on committing their times tables to memory and now needs lots of practice to keep them fresh in their mind;
- you want to give your child practice at applying their multiplication facts (and really get them thinking, not just reciting math facts that they’ve rote learned)
- you want a thorough and comprehensive resource that your child won’t just whizz through and finish in 5 minutes (and then be asking what’s next!)
- you are looking for interesting activities that have variety and challenge (instead of endless pages of times tables drills)
If this sounds like you, you can find these ‘Be a Multiplication Star!’ multiplication worksheets in my shop HERE.
And if you’re looking for more multiplication activities, why not take a look at these posts: