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This is an annotated and hand-picked list of online games, programs, books, and activities related to multiplication concept, multiplication tables and even some for multi-digit multiplication. There exist many online games and practice websites for the times tables, but I have tried to gather only the best, to make sure they are truly useful for my site visitors!

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Multiplication tables

Multiplication Concept

Explore the multiplication table
This applet visualizes multiplication as a rectangle.
www.mathcats.com/explore/multiplicationtable.html

Multiplication: An Adventure in Number Sense
Explanations of patterns in the multiplication table and the facts you do NOT need to memorize. Also printable grids.
naturalmath.com/mult/oldsite.html

Learning about Multiples
An interactive animation illustrating multiples. Type a number between 0 and 9 into the grey box and watch the eggs multiply to show the first 6 multiples of the number you enter.
www.absorblearning.com/media/item.action?quick=mj

Math Mammoth Multiplication 1

A self-teaching worktext for 3rd grade that covers multiplication concept from various angles, word problems, a guide for structural drilling, and a complete study of all 12 multiplication tables.

Download ($5.20). Also available as a printed copy.

=> Learn more and see the free samples!

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Skip Counting by 3s to 90
Fill in the missing numbers in the grid and count by threes.
www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fill-missing.php?g=3s90&name=Skip Counting by 3s to 90

Skip Count Advanced
Choose the number to skip count by. Then try to hit the fruit with the correct number.
www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/SkipCountAdvanced.htm

Counting Game
Choose a number for skip-counting. Then finish filling the number line before the time runs out.
members.learningplanet.com/act/count/free.asp

Multiplication worksheets
Free, printable worksheets for multiplication topics, including multiplication tables, long multiplication, and factoring (grades 3-5).
www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/multiplication.php

Please see also my video below, which explains how to do a "structured drill" for multiplication tables, which is much more effective than just using random drill.


Multiplication Games

Multiplication.com Interactive Games
A bunch of online games just for the times tables.
www.multiplication.com/games/all-games

Multiplication Games from HelpingwithMath.com
Several simple games to practice basic multiplication facts: drag and drop the right answer on the problem, choose a right answer among 4 possibilites, or build the answer from six given digits.
www.helpingwithmath.com/by_subject/multiplication/mul_games.htm

Beat the Clock!
You have 10 seconds to answer as many times tables questions as possible. Each correct answer buys you one second of extra time.
studymaths.co.uk/game.php?gameID=1

BBC Skillswise - Times Tables
Includes games, factsheets, worksheets, and quizzes.
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/times-tables

Multiplication Training Game
Click on the answer cards and drag them to the correct place on the 10x10 multiplication grid.
www.smartygames.com/igre/game.php?dir=math&file=mulMath

The Times Tables at Resourceroom.net
Fill in the multiplication chart - partially or the whole thing - or take quizzes, and get graded.
www.resourceroom.net/Math/1timestables.asp

Math Mammoth Multiplication 1

A self-teaching worktext for 3rd grade that covers multiplication concept from various angles, word problems, a guide for structural drilling, and a complete study of all 12 multiplication tables.

Download ($5.20). Also available as a printed copy.

=> Learn more and see the free samples!

See more topical Math Mammoth books

DigitWhiz
DigitWhiz is an online, games-based program aligned to the Common Core that guides kids ages 8+ to master key foundational skills in five areas: multiplication · division · integer operations · like terms · solving equations
digitwhiz.com

Multi-Facts
A puzzle that is like Sudoku with multiplication tables, available as PDF files or an app for your smartphone.
www.supergeniusteaching.com

Math Trainer - Multiplication
Multiplication table training online that responds to your answers and will train your weaknesses.
www.mathsisfun.com/games/math-trainer-multiply.html

Multiplication mystery
Drag the answer tiles to right places in the grid as they are given, and a picture is revealed
www.harcourtschool.com/activity/mult/mult.html

Multiplication grid
Drag the scrambled answer tiles into the right places in the grid as fast as you can!
www.mathcats.com/microworlds/multiplication_grid.html

Table Mountain
Climb the mountain with 20 questions from a selected table.
www.teachingtables.co.uk/tm/tmgame/tgame2.html

Raging Rectangles and Multiple Madness (PDF)
Two fun printable board games for multiplication; Raging Rectangles is on page 2 and Multiple Madness is on page 6 of the download.
mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_4507209/File/Instructional%20Resources/G3WW21-24.pdf

Multiplication Mountain CD Multiplication Mountain CD
This CD contains a song for each multiplication table, including a track for each song where the answers are not sung. The music is jolly, easy-to-listen, varying in style, with medium beats. The song for the sixes is my favorite! The accompanying booklet contains the lyrics, tips for learning the tables, and additional multiplication activities.
www.amazon.com

Multiplication table Challenge
100 questions, timed.
www.programmingart.com/free/games/multiply/

Multiplication memory game
Click on corresponding pairs (problem-answer).
www.dositey.com/2008/muldiv/memorymult.htm

Quiz Hub - Multiplication game
Click on corresponding pairs (problem-answer).
quizhub.com/quiz/free/f-multiplication.cfm

Math Dice Game for Addition and Multiplication
Instructions for three simple games with dice; one to learn multiplication concept, another to practice the times tables, and one more for addition facts.
www.teachingwithtlc.blogspot.com/2007/09/math-dice-games-for-addition-and.html

Musical Multiplication
A classroom-tested method of teaching multiplication facts. Original songs and free printable worksheets.
gardenofpraise.com/multi.htm


Books

Math Mammoth Multiplication 1
Employs a systematic & logical method to learn the multiplication concept and the tables. The tables are learned in the order of easiest first, emphasizing a specific method of structured drill and also learning the tables backwards. With teach new table, the student fills the 12x12 grid up to the facts already studied, showing how much—or how little—is left to study.
www.mathmammoth.com/multiplication_1.php

Times Tables the Fun Way: Book for Kids: A Picture Method of Learning the Multiplication Facts
A colorful and clever book of cartoons and stories. Children learn to associate the numbers with the characters in the story. Price (new): $19.95.
www.amazon.com

Times Tales
A mnemonic system - a memorable short story is associated with each fact. See also my review.
www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?af=410929

Numbers Juggling booklet
Times without the Tables. Explains mental math methods to multiply single-digit numbers without memorizing multiplication tables. Price: $14.95 / $9.95 (download)
www.mathmojo.com/order_materials/njtwt_details.html


Software

Math Games Multiplication for Windows
A very simple program that quizzes a particular table, or mixed problems.
Price: Free for personal use.
www.quiz-tree.com/math-games-multiplication-windows.html

RekenTest
RekenTest is a free software for practicing arithmetic. It includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money problems, percentages and fractions. It is very customizable, and gives you a report afterward the practice sessions. Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch.
Price: Free
www.4x4software.nl

Calcul
Practice mental arithmetic and fraction operations. Pie chart shows the percentage of correct responses. Also play against a friend or set a time limit.
Price: Free
www.luziusschneider.com/CalculHome.htm

Home Help
Create printable math worksheets on different difficulty levels for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, long division, percentages, or times tables.
Price: Free
www.tontin.co.uk/software/homehelp

Tux Math
A versatile arcade game for math facts with many options. Includes all operations. You need to shoot falling comets that can damage penguins' igloos. See also my review.
Price: Free
sourceforge.net/projects/tuxmath

IronHead: MathFlash1.2
Freeware Math Flashcard Program for grades K-3 with multiple choice answer buttons. Drill all basic operations including division with remainder. Can set the program to repeat a fact that was answered wrong.  The range of numbers used is fairly small.
Price: Free
www.download.com/IronHead-MathFlash/3000-2053_4-7210015.html

Math Carts
A downloadable racing game for young students to memorize addition and subtraction facts. Children choose various animal themed carts and unlock new carts and race tracks as they progress through the facts. There are three difficulty levels.
Price: Free
sandbox.yoyogames.com/games/163070-math-carts

MathMatic
A simple program for learning and drilling multiplication tables and division facts.  You can also easily print out all the tables or create multiplication worksheets.  The "Junior" edition is free and fully functional with limited multipliers. The Student Edition by registration. Price: Free (Junior edition) / $23 (Student edition)
www.codexcel.com/sw/mathmatic/

7 Soft-Pak Programs
Contains four math programs (Math Maker, Math Master, Math Use, T/F Math Challengerr) that offer unlimited printable and on-screen activities for practicing math, including 900 multi-level word problems. The Pak also has three language arts programs: with over 4000 words for spelling and reading, plus usage, writing mechanics, reading speed and comprehension, and basic grammar.
Price: $3.75 for the 4 math programs; $5.75 for all 7 programs.
www.vgernet.net/sbasics

Math Rider
An adaptive software for all basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). The gameplay centers around horse riding and quests. The software trains the facts the child has trouble with. Sophisticated statistics available. See also my review.
Price: $37
MathRider.com

UberSmart Math Facts
Teaches the basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Includes certificates, timed tests, and progress tracking. It filters out problems already mastered.
Price: $24.95; a free 30-day trial.
mathfacts.ubersmartsoftware.com

Animated Arithmetic Shareware
Practice basic facts, column-form addition/subtraction, multiplication tables and corresponding division facts.  Progressive help is given with wrong answers.  The program is easy to use and appealing with little animations.  After completing the set of ten problems, the student gets to visit the game room with puzzles and mazes!
Price: $19
www.flixprod.com/arithmetic.html

Math Facts NOW!
"Math Facts NOW!" is a simple yet effective program that will identify weak areas in your child's knowledge of the times tables and basic facts of math, and drill in those specific areas, automatically giving increased drills in those areas. 
Price: $12.90  Money back guarantee.  See a review sent to us.
www.mathfactsnow.com

QuickMathFacts Software
A no-nonsense approach to learning the essential math facts. Includes a charting feature. Price: $19.95; a free trial version available.
quickreckoning.com/qmf.htm

CapJaxMathFax
Trains all of the four operations including with negative numbers. Includes playing for rating, or for practice, and a progress chart. Price: $59.95; a free trial version available.
www.capjax.com

Mad Dog Math
A software for drilling and mastering the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Price $29.99; free trial download.
www.maddogmath.com

Math Skill Builders: Whole Number Arithmetic
A tool for learning and reviewing arithmetic skills. It has a system for testing and placement at an appropriate skill level, detailed tutoring that explains how to solve problems, and practice solving an infinite number of randomly generated problems both at the computer, and with printed assignments. The program has 52 levels of difficulty, starting with basic facts, progressing through skills requiring regrouping (borrowing and carrying) and ending with complex long division.
Price: Demo version free, full version $34.95
www.sssoftware.com

Arithmemouse Times Tables
A nonviolent multiplication facts video game. Focuses on learning first and testing second. Price: $9.95. A free demo available.
www.arithmemouse.com


Multi-digit Multiplication

Math FROG MultipliACTION
Online practice of 2 by 2 digit multiplication. You enter one digit in each box.
cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/english/kidz/mult5.shtml

Math Playground
Learn how to think algebraically with these clever weighing scales.
www.mathplayground.com/algebraic_reasoning.html

Thinking Blocks
Thinking Blocks is an engaging, interactive math tool that helps students learn how to solve multistep word problems. Scroll down to Multiplication and Division.
www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html

Rectangle Multiplication
An interactive tool that illustrate multiplying in parts (partial products) using the area model. Choose the "common" option for multiplying in parts.
nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_192_g_2_t_1.html

One-Digit by Two-Digits Multiplication Game
Students will multiply one-digit numbers by two-digit whole numbers, and then get to try shoot a basket.
www.math-play.com/one-digit-by-two-digit-multiplication-game.html

Math Mammoth Multiplication 2

A self-teaching worktext for 4th grade that covers multiplying by whole tens and hundreds, multi-digit multiplication in columns, order of operations, word problems, scales problems, and money problems.

Download ($5.10). Also available as a printed copy.

Learn more and see the free samples!

See more topical Math Mammoth books

Multiplication Jeopardy Game
You get to solve multidigit multiplication questions of 1-digit by 1-digit, 1-digit by 2-digit, and 1-digit by 3-digit numbers in this game.
www.math-play.com/Multiplicaton-Jeopardy/Multiplication-Jeopardy.html

Interactive Pan Balance
Each of the four shapes is assigned a certain weight. Place shapes on either side of the pan balance and figure out their relationships.
illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=131

Virtual Slide Rule for Beginners
This slide rule is meant for 3rd and 4th graders (or beginners), and you can use it to multiply or divide smalle numbers.
www.thekidsrule.com/VirtKidBeginner

Multiplication Tool
This online tool lets you illustrate and/or practice multi-digit multiplication using the standard algorithm, partial products algorithm, or the lattice method.
www.multiplicationtool.org

Mental Math Tricks for Multiplication
Includes some very basic common-sense ones such as multiplying by 9 or multiplying by doubling and halving.
wildaboutmath.com/2007/11/11/impress-your-friends-with-mental-math-tricks

Math Mammoth Multiplication & Division 3

A self-teaching worktext for 5th grade that covers multi-digit multiplication, long division, problem solving, simple equations, ratios, divisibility, and factoring.

Download ($7.40). Also available as a printed copy.

=> Learn more and see the free samples!

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