Help Your Child Become A Pro At Multiplication With These Basic Multiplication Worksheets
Multiplication is a basic skill that everyone must know. It’s something that will come in handy all through your life. Whether you’re an adult or in school, multiplication is something you must know. Multiplication is just an easier and quicker way of adding numbers repeatedly.
For example: Let’s find out how much 4 multiplied by 3 is.
4 X 3 = ?
To find the answer, you need to add 4, 3 times.
So, 4+4+4 = 12
Therefore, 4 X 3 = 12
The best way to learn how to multiply is to practice multiplication on worksheets. Constant practice will help you learn how to multiply numbers quickly. So set aside a chunk of time daily to practice multiplication using these printable worksheets.
Free printable basic multiplication worksheets
These multiplication worksheets are for children in Grade 2. Fill in the missing numbers in the worksheet.
Basic multiplication worksheets for kids in Grade 3
Explain to your child that they have to count the number of shapes in each picture and the number of rows. Multiply the number of shapes in one row with the number of rows to get the answer.
Calculate the number of objects in each picture. For example: The first picture has several bunches of cherries. There are 6 bunches of cherries with 2 cherries on each bunch. So there are 2 X 6 = 12 cherries.
Once you’ve mastered the multiplication tables, learning how to multiply will be a breeze. But it’s not enough to just learn the multiplication tables till the number 20. You’ll need to be able to multiply several large numbers too. You can’t possibly learn the multiplication tables for a number like 123456789, can you? To multiply such numbers you should know the basic rules of multiplication. Once you understand the rules, you can apply them in real life when you’re asked to multiply such numbers.
Basic rules of multiplication
- Any number multiplied by 0 gives you a 0. For example: 250 X 0 = 0.
- When you multiply a number by 1, you get the same number. For example: 22 X 1 = 2.
- When you multiply a number by 2, you’re doubling the number. For example: 2 X 4 = 8.
- To get the answer to a whole number multiplied by 10, you just have to add a 0 at the end. For example: 50 X 10 = 500.
These rules will make multiplying numbers simple and quick. A multiplication table is also a great tool that will make learning multiplication easier. Have a look at the table below.
This table will give you all the answers to the multiplication tables from 1 to 10. For example: Let’s find out the answer to 5 X 6. Find 5 on the top line in pink and find 6 on the green line on the left. You’ll find the answer to 5 X 6 at the point where the two lines intersect. Look at the table below.
The answer to 5 X 6 is 30. And even if you find 5 on the green line and 6 on the pink line, the answer will still be the same. This table will help you if you’ve forgotten one of the multiplication tables and need to multiply numbers quickly.
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