Multiplication Tables - free Games & Tools to memorize tables (32)
Published on 22 February 2021 / Last modified on 04 March 2021
In this section, we provide you with all the tools you need to learn and revise your multiplication tables. Learning multiplication tables is often tedious for children, that's why we offer you free and fun tools to learn the times tables: the RiverTimes Flash Cards! These cards are illustrated with pretty pictures and funny stories with animals that are sure to please children! Learning in a playful way, is still more fun :)
Don't hesitate to read our tips for learning your tables or our tricks to save time
As times table revisions are an essential step for long term memorization, you will also find free and printable multiplication charts (complete or blank) as well as printable worksheets for each times table, which will make revisions easier for you. These free resources can also be used by teachers for educational purposes.
We are currently working on a new section "multiplication games" dedicated to children for fun learning and revision, you will love it! Don't hesitate to revisit this page in a few weeks, it will be online!
How to learn your Times tables?
There are many ways to learn the times tables and, as everyone's different, it is up to you to find the method that suits you best, so feel free to try several methods to find the one that works best for you. Here are the memorization methods you can use:
1- Use images:
Ideal for those who have a visual memory! Discover our Original and Unique method using Flash cards to memorize your tables easily while having fun.
2- Learn with a song:
Ideal for those who have an auditory memory! You will find on the web many videos with sung multiplication tables.
3- Copy on a sheet of paper over and over again:
For many children, copying several times in a row multiplication helps them to memorize them well.
4- Recite your tables aloud:
Another method that works very well if you have an auditory memory.
5- Use a colorful multiplication chart:
Another method that works well for those with visual memory. To help you memorize your tables, we recommend that you color the squares of the chart by assigning a color code to each times table. To save time, you can use the already colored charts to print that we offer: the Colorful Multiplication Chart (10x10), or the Colorful Multiplication Chart (12x12).
6- Do you have a good memory for numbers?
You're lucky! You won't need any particular method, just study a multiplication chart and it's done!
Know the tricks to save time!
Why complicate life when there are so many tricks that can help you learn faster! Here we offer you only the most effective tricks, the ones that will really save you time in learning your multiplication tables:
1- No need to learn the whole multiplication Chart!
There is a symmetry in the multiplication chart passing through the diagonal, i.e. the multiplications located on one side of the diagonal are equivalent to those located on the other side. Instead of 100 multiplications in the 10x10 table (144 in the table of 12), there are actually only 36 to learn (55 for the table of 12)! To learn more about multiplications that you don't need to learn, see our tricks for the 10x10 chart or our tricks for the 12x12 chart.
2- Tricks for the 1-times table
When a number is multiplied by 1, the result is always the number (Example: 8 x 1 = 8).
3- Tricks for the 2 and 4-times table
The common point of these 2 tables is that the result always ends with 0,2,4,6 or 8.
4- Tricks for the 5-times table
The result of this table always ends with 0 or 5.
5- Tricks for the 6-times table
It's the table that rhymes! Indeed, in this table, there are 3 multiplications which rhyme and which will be thus much easier to memorize than the others. They are 6x4=24, 6x6=36, 6x8=48. The ideal is to repeat aloud several times these 3 multiplications and you will see that, thanks to the rhymes, you will learn them very fast!
6- Tricks for the 9-times table
When you multiply a number by 9, the result always starts with the number from which you have subtracted 1 (number - 1). Example: 9 x 8 = 72 (because 8-1 =7). Moreover, the sum of the 2 digits of the result is always equal to 9. Example: 9 x 8 = 72 (7+2=9).
7- Tricks for the 10-times table
When a number is multiplied by 10, the result is the number followed by a zero (Example: 8 x 10 = 80).
8- Tricks for the 11-times table
9- Tricks for the 12-times table
Tools to revise your times Tables
Don't neglect the revisions of your tables because it is an essential step for a long term memorization, so don't forget them! There are several ways to revise your tables:
1- Fill out a blank multiplication chart
Filling out a blank multiplication chart is a great way to revise your tables. You will find here many versions of blank charts to print to make your revisions easier.
2- Use our Multiplication Worksheets
Worksheets are also an effective way to revise your tables. You will find several worksheets to help you revise your multiplication tables in our section Printable multiplication Worksheets.
3- Copy the multiplications several times
Copy your multiplications on a sheet of paper, over and over again, until they become anchored in your memory.
4- Recite your table
Reciting the tables several times in your head (or out loud) is also an excellent method of revision. If you learned them with a song, don't hesitate to sing for your revisions!