How well does your child know the multiplication facts? Use this quick, printable, and free times tables test to find out. Bonus: the detailed answer key will help you interpret the assessment results so you can help your child master all the math facts!
What are the Multiplication Facts?
The multiplication facts (also known as the times tables) are all of the multiplication problems from 1 × 1 = 1 up to 10 × 10 = 100. Without full mastery of the multiplication facts, kids struggle as they start to tackle division, fractions, and problems with larger numbers. They use so much of his working memory on simple calculations he’ll have little brain space left for understanding new concepts. This leads to solving problems more slowly, making more mistakes, and an overall lack of confidence in math.
How Fast Should My Child Know the Times Tables?
Immediately is best, but it depends a lot on your child. Children who process information very quickly are quite capable of knowing each fact in less than 1 second, but children who are slower processors may always need a few seconds. As a general rule, aim for no more than 3 seconds per fact.
When Should My Child Master the Multiplication Facts?
Third grade. That way, she’ll be well-prepared to tackle third- and fourth-grade math topics like multi-digit multiplication, equivalent fractions, and division. But no matter what age your child is, learning the multiplication facts will make her much more confident and successful in math. If your older child hasn’t mastered the multiplication facts, it’s not too late.
What’s Included in the Printable Times Tables Test?
- Full directions for how to give the assessment
- Test for all the multiplication facts from 1 × 1 up to 10 × 10
- Answer key
- Scoring guide to help you interpret the results and decide what to do next to ensure full mastery
The entire assessment takes less than 10 minutes.