Print out your own free printable multiplication table. I’ve included both a completed and a blank table so that your child can complete the blank table and practice all the multiplication facts from 1×1 up to 10×10.
What is the multiplication table?
The multiplication table is simply an organized list of all of the times tables, from x1 up to x10.
How to use your free printable multiplication table
Get familiar with the multiplication table
Before using the multiplication table with your child, make sure to talk with her about how it’s organized. Show her how to run her finger across a row and down a column to find the answer to a multiplication problem. For example, to find the answer to 4 × 5, show her how she can run her finger horizontally across the 4 row and vertically down the 5 row. The place where her fingers meet (20) is the answer to 4×5.
(Some children have trouble keeping a straight line as they trace with their fingers. If your child has trouble with this, have him put a ruler under the row to keep his place.)
Look for patterns
Invite your child to look for patterns in the multiplication table. For example, if you draw a diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom right corner, the answers on either side of the diagonal are the same. Why?
Your child may also notice skip-counting patterns in the rows and columns, or she may notice that the diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom right corner is all the square numbers.
Complete the blank table
Have your child practice the times tables by completing the blank multiplication table. Encourage her to use stepping-stone facts she completes neighboring squares. For example, 3×4 is 3 groups of 4. So 4×4 will be just one group of 4 more: 16.