Beginning multiplication games are great for a variety of grade levels. And, I don’t have to tell you how important mastering Math Fact Fluency is for Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade Math Lessons.  Some students like traditional practice methods like flashcards and paper pencils – other students enjoy computer apps and games and still other students learn best through engaging games and activities.  Personally, I like a combination of all 3 of these methods to help with beginning multiplication facts.

## I say the more practice … the better.

Recently, my third-grade son has been working so hard trying to commit his multiplication times tables to memory.  Actually, he has been impressing me with his success and has done a much better job than his two older brothers in that area. (Woo Hoo J!)
For kicks and giggles, I took out my Multiplication Math Packets and had him try a few pages independently.  One thing to know about my youngest – he is rough and tumble and a master lego builder, but if you break out the markers and crayons…he is in heaven…for about 15 minutes.  Granted, 15 minutes may not seem that long to you but for here in a house full of boys…it’s delightful!
Searching for math facts in a puzzle format, sorting true and false multiplication equations, playing Multiplication Bump and completing multiplication color by number activities really helped my son master his facts for fluency and instant recall.  I call that a win!

## Beginning Multiplication Times 10

Below, I am attaching my Multiplication Times 10 FREE Resource.  At home, I give these pages to my boys as an occasional review but at school I put them together in a booklet for students to work on during morning work or when they finish early.  Some kids actually beg for time to work in their Multiplication Math Journal.

Who doesn’t love a word search?  What about combining a word search and math facts?  Sounds great to me.  Students actually love doing this activity alone or with a friend.

Identifying multiples is wonderful practice for higher math skills such as finding common denominators when adding and subtracting fractions as well as LCM least common multiple activities.
If you follow me on Teachers Pay Teachers, Instagram or Facebook, you know I am obsessed with color by number activities.  I find them so peaceful, fun and the pretty colors make me and my students happy…what can I say.
Playing games to practice math facts is great for cooperative learning. The students don’t even realize they are actually practicing math.  Bonus!