Printable Multiplication Tables

Michele Meleen
teacher teaching her students in a classroom

When kids are learning their multiplication facts, printable multiplication tables can be invaluable tools. Free multiplication chart PDFs can be used at home or at school. Click on the table you want then download and print. If you run into problems, check out these helpful tips.

Printable Multiplication Grid Chart 0 to 12

This multiplication grid shows all the multiplication facts for the numbers 0 through 12. Kids can use the table to see patterns in multiplication facts as a way to better understand the concept of multiplication. A large grid chart like this is a handy homework helper or visual aid for multiplication lessons.

Tips for Using a Multiplication Grid

When your kids first look at the multiplication table, the information can seem a bit overwhelming. Explain how it works and incorporate it into fun activities to help kids get comfortable using it.

  • Present one row at a time by having kids cover the rest of the page with a piece of construction paper.
  • Explore patterns like all numbers multiplied by 0 equal 0, numbers multiplied by 1 equal themselves, or numbers multiplied by 5 result in a sum ending in either 5 or 0.
  • Have kids color rows or columns in different colors to highlight trends and make it more visually appealing.
  • Give each student a laminated grid to keep at their desk and use for group activities or individual worksheets.

Printable Individual Multiplication Tables 1 to 12

When kids are starting to learn their multiplication facts, an individual table for each number can help them stay focused on that number. These multiplication table charts feature traditional multiplication equation facts and the Common Core technique of using counters to show and explain what each equation means. Each number has its own bright color to make them more fun and help differentiate each multiplication table.

Tips for Using Individual Multiplication Tables

When your child has built confidence in recognizing patterns from the grid, then he is ready to tackle the individual multiplication facts. You want kids to go beyond memorizing the facts and actually understand the process of multiplication.

  • Give kids tangible counters they can arrange as a tactile way of understanding each equation.
  • Cover the right side of the table so kids can only see the counters and have them write the correct equation.
  • Cover the left side of the table and ask kids to arrange counters that illustrate each equation.
  • Print out all the tables and staple them together as a multiplication table booklet.

Additional Multiplication Aids

Most kids can't learn multiplication by using tables alone. Other materials that can supplement teaching multiplication lessons include:

Learning Times Tables

Kids as young as first grade can start learning about multiplication and tools like printable multiplication tables are really helpful. Learning times tables doesn't have to be scary or upsetting when you use the right materials for each child.

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Printable Multiplication Tables