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:

Times Tables and Division keyrings

Times tables practise cards - 2 5 10 and 3

Blockbuster game - 2,5 and 10 - 3, 4 and 8 - 6, 7, 9 times tables

8 times tables with beads cards

4 times tables with beads cards

3 times tables with beads cards

Multiplication Flowers

Bead chain labels 2 - 12 including calculation

Times tables marbles

2 minute times tables x12

Time Table Songs:

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

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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