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Multiplication games and activities online

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.

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.

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.

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. Available both as a download ($5.20) and a printed copy.

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

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.

Counting Game
Choose a number for skip-counting. Then finish filling the number line before the time runs out.

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.

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.

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.

BBC Skillswise - Times Tables
Includes games, factsheets, worksheets, and quizzes.

Multiplication Training Game
Click on the answer cards and drag them to the correct place on the 10x10 multiplication grid.

The Times Tables at Resourceroom.net
Fill in the multiplication chart - partially or the whole thing - or take quizzes, and get graded.

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

A puzzle that is like Sudoku with multiplication tables, available as PDF files or an app for your smartphone.

Math Trainer - Multiplication
Multiplication table training online that responds to your answers and will train your weaknesses.

Multiplication mystery
Drag the answer tiles to right places in the grid as they are given, and a picture is revealed

Multiplication grid
Drag the scrambled answer tiles into the right places in the grid as fast as you can!

Table Mountain
Climb the mountain with 20 questions from a selected table.

Raging Rectangles and Multiple Madness (PDF)
Dozens of printable board games for multiplication, division, and other third grade math topics. Raging Rectangles is on page 8 and Multiple Madness is on page 9 of the download.

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. See also my review.

Multiplication table Challenge
100 questions, timed.

Multiplication memory game
Click on corresponding pairs (problem-answer).

Quiz Hub - Multiplication game
Click on corresponding pairs (problem-answer).

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.

Musical Multiplication
A classroom-tested method of teaching multiplication facts. Original songs and free printable worksheets.


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.

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.

Times Tales
A mnemonic system - a memorable short story is associated with each fact. See also my review.

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)


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

Math Games Multiplication for Windows
A very simple program that quizzes a particular table, or mixed problems.
Price: Free for personal use.

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

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)

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

Home Help
Create printable math worksheets on different difficulty levels for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, long division, percentages, or times tables.
Price: Free

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

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.

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.

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: $15.95 and $17.95

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: $15.99  Money back guarantee.  See a review sent to us.

QuickMathFacts Software
A no-nonsense approach to learning the essential math facts. Includes a charting feature. A 30-day free trial version available.

Trains all of the four operations including with negative numbers. Includes playing for rating, or for practice, and a progress chart. Price: $29.95 per year; a free trial version available.

Mad Dog Math
A software for drilling and mastering the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Pricing starts at $9.99 to $26 per month; free trial download available.

Arithmemouse Times Tables
A nonviolent multiplication facts video game. Focuses on learning first and testing second. Price: $4.95. A free demo available.

Math Skill Builders: Whole Number Arithmetic
A free tool for learning and reviewing arithmetic skills. Math Skill Builers provides testing for placement at an appropriate skill level, detailed tutoring that explains how to solve problems, and 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 regrouping, and ending with long division.

Multi-digit Multiplication

Math FROG MultipliACTION
Online practice of 2 by 2 digit multiplication. You enter one digit in each box.

Math Playground
Learn how to think algebraically with these clever weighing scales.

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.

Rectangle Multiplication
An interactive tool that illustrate multiplying in parts (partial products) using the area model. Choose the "common" option for multiplying in parts.

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.

Math Mammoth Multiplication 2
A self-teaching worktext for 4th grade that covers multi-digit multiplication - both mentally and with the standard algorithm, partial products, order of operations, word problems, scales problems, and money problems. Available both as an inexpensive download ($5.10) and as a printed copy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mental Math Tricks for Multiplication
Includes some very basic common-sense ones such as multiplying by 9 or multiplying by doubling and halving.


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