Use this free interactive multiplication chart to teach times table facts. Fluency in multiplication facts can help students as they move on to other topics including division, word problems, and problem-solving. When students are confident in their knowledge of multiplication, they can focus on other aspects of problem-solving such as choosing the correct operation, critical thinking, and analyzing numbers.
To use the free interactive multiplication chart, choose the color on the left side of the chart. Then, select any product on the chart. The product and corresponding factors will automatically be highlighted. In addition, the equation will appear at the bottom of the chart. Continue highlighting products and factors to show a pattern. Use various different colors to show how different factors create patterns on the board. Use the trash can button to clear the chart.
The interactive multiplication chart also highlights the commutative property of multiplication. Highlight this by showing students that no matter which order the factors are displayed, the product is the same. For example, 4 x 5 = 20 and 5 x 4 = 20.
You can use the chart to practice multiplication facts as a class, or as a control of error so that students can check their work.
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