Flash Cards to learn the 3-times table - Printable & Free

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Thanks to these Free, printable Flash Cards to cut out, you will learn your 3-times Table while having fun. These cards illustrate the adventures of a Caterpillar shaped like a 3 (the hero of the 3-times table). They are called "Flash" because they allow a Quick (or Flash) memorization of the multiplication tables.

This Easy, Fast and Fun method is especially designed for children. Its effectiveness is based on:

  • the Use of Animals shaped like numbers:
    The Caterpillar shaped like a 3 will meet other animals shaped like numbers.
  • The association of a Specific Color to each number or animal:
    The light green is assigned to the Caterpillar and thus to the number 3.
  • Funny stories:
    In the 3-times table you will discover the adventures of the caterpillar.

The PDF document contains everything you need to easily memorize the 3-times table:

  • The Flash Cards to print and cut out
  • The stories associated with each multiplication
  • The RiverTimes Method of memorization

Click on the button below to download for free the Flash Cards of the 3-times Table (in PDF format) and then print them.

Print the Flash Cards 3-times Table (PDF)


The Animals Flash Cards by RiverTimes

There are 2 types of cards in the PDF document of the 3-times table:

  • The Animals cards: They describe the personalities, hobbies and other characteristics of each animal.
  • The Multiplication Flashcards of the 3-times table: They are divided into 2 parts:
    * Multiplication Part (on the left): It represents the multiplication, i.e. the meeting between the caterpillar and another animal.
    * Result Part: (on the right): It represents the result of the multiplication, i.e. the story resulting from this meeting between the two animals.

Making of the cards

Print the PDF above and glue each page containing cards on a cardboard support and then cut out each card following the dotted lines.

RiverTimes Method for fast memorization of your multiplication tables

You will find the complete method in the PDF of the Flash Cards (to download above), you can also consult it here RiverTimes Method for fast memorization of the times tables.

RiverTimes game to revise your times tables

Find here the Rules of the RiverTimes game using Flash Cards. This game will allow you to efficiently revise your tables while having fun. Play with family or friends!

The Funny stories to learn the 3-Times table

Before telling the stories below, don't forget to familiarize your child with the caterpillar which is the animal representing the number 3. To do this, show him/her the Animal card "Caterpillar".

The caterpillar - number 3:
Personality: Fearful
Features: If there's no hole to hide in, he puts on his magical sneakers to get away quickly.
  • 3 x 2 = 2 x 3: See the 2-times table

  • 3 x 3:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets another caterpillar in the shape of 3 and they fall in love.
    Result card: Both caterpillars decide to share the same apple. By eating the apple, the two caterpillars form a 9.

  • 3 x 4:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the pink flamingo with legs in the shape of 4.
    Result card: The pink flamingo swims towards the caterpillar, but when he approaches the caterpillar, this one is afraid and takes refuge in a hole (turning into 1). When the pink flamingo swims, his legs are hidden by the water and his body is shaped like a 2.

  • 3 x 5:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the crocodile in the shape of 5, he would like to play soccer with the caterpillar.
    Result card: But the caterpillar is afraid and takes refuge in a hole (turning into 1). The crocodile (in the shape of 5) is disappointed, he leaves with his ball.

  • 3 x 6:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the snake in the shape of 6.
    Result card: The caterpillar is afraid and takes refuge in a hole (turning into 1). The snake takes the opportunity to steal the apple from the caterpillar. When the snake wraps himself around the apple, he transforms into 8.

  • 3 x 7:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the toucan in the shape of 7.
    Result card: The caterpillar is scared and runs away thanks to his magic sneakers (transforming into 2). The toucan takes the opportunity to steal the apple from the caterpillar and, while standing up to bite the apple, he takes the shape of a 1.

  • 3 x 8:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the octopus in the shape of 8.
    Result card: The caterpillar is scared and runs away thanks to his magic sneakers (turning into 2). The octopus takes the opportunity to steal the apple from the caterpillar and sails away on his boat in the shape of 4.

  • 3 x 9:
    Multiplication card: The caterpillar in the shape of 3 meets the squirrel in the shape of 9.
    Result card: The caterpillar is scared and runs away thanks to his magic sneakers (transforming into 2). The squirrel takes the opportunity to steal the apple from the caterpillar and goes away carrying the apple on his tail in the shape of 7.

Author: Emmanuelle ROUGER   /   Published by Memozor
Last modified on 04 March 2021  /   Read 43 times
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