Multiplication and Times Tables – Fun Montessori Style

Freya is starting to learn her times tables at school.  I remember hating this as a child and thinking it was pointless!  I now know the importance of it – but still remember my own struggles so I have been trying to make it as fun and easy for Freya as possible.

I saw this wonderful idea on the blog – The adventures of Adam for getting addition using dice.  Emma has kindly said I can include a modified version for multiplication.

Penguin Multiplication:

By putting the dice in the penguin not only added an element of fun – but also contained the dice!!

Shopping list:

Penguin Ice cube tray
Sharpie pens
12 sided dice

I have chosen to use some prepared sheets for Freya to record the sums.  Free printable – Multiplication Sum sheets blank.

I have also made some Multiplication tables for Freya to check her work herself:

Other Multiplication printables are here:

http://www.montessorisoul.com/free-downloads/timestables/

3 Times Tables Multiplication/Division Triangles

Times Table charts

Multiplication circles 1 - 12

Multiplication circles

4 Times Table fidget spinner challenge

8 times table fidget spinner challenge

Multiplication tables - Stage 3 Sum Cards Blank Montessori

Multiplication tables - Stage 3 Montessori

A4 TIMES TABLE CHART Colour coded INCLUDING BLANK

A4 Times table chart including blank

Time Table Songs:

We have quite along car journey at the moment so we have been listening to some times table songs:

http://www.percyparker.com/

This is not an affiliate link – this is just something which has really helped!

We have also found a number of songs which are good on Amazon Music which is free as part of Prime – I don’t know how I would live without Prime!  Get a free trial now! #affiliate

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Jo