If you have been following my blog for awhile now, you would know that we do a lot of hands-on learning. You might have read my post about Time Tables: Where to start that talks about what the learner should understand prior to learning about multiplication, such as understanding place value and three digit numbers, skip counting and groups of. I have also talked about Learning Multiplication Outside and have shared some of the fun ways we have done that.
As my son is getting older, I have been looking for more interesting ways that appeal to his interest, in this case board games, to help him learn multiplication. I saw a lot of progress in my son's understanding and recall of doubles after using our Addition Doubles Board Game (FREE printable as well!). This got me thinking about using the same approach to help him to understand and recall his multiplication .
So after looking everywhere for a free multiplication board game, I ended up making my own, which of course, I will share with you.
These games that I have made are simple and easy to follow as the instruction are written on the game board. Because my son knows how to skip count in two's, five's, ten's and three's, he has found those particular board games easy to do. However, he is still learning to skip count in four's and nine's, so these games are a little harder for him. For these games, we use a "cheat sheet" for him to work out his answer.
Learning multiplication takes time so we are in no rush and we sure won't be practicing our time tables using drills or worksheets either. Learning should be fun and engaging!! So you can download my Multiplication Board Games from here.
If you would like some more learning ideas on multiplication, you can visit my Multiplication and Division pinterest board.