Easy Multiplication Problems for Beginners

If your child finds it difficult to memorize facts, multiplication may present a challenge for him or her. You can help your son or daughter gain a strong foundation in multiplication by practicing at home.

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What Are Easy Multiplication Problems?

Although there are different opinions for what makes an easy multiplication problem, most people consider math facts easy and essential. These facts are often challenging for young students first learning multiplication because they must be memorized. You can help your child stay on top of the material by practicing on a daily basis until the facts enter his long-term memory.

When you're creating problems at home, begin with the 0, 1 and 2 times tables. Avoid moving beyond what your child is learning in class in case the teacher is presenting something that is different from what you are teaching. Prepare your child for timed tests by using flashcards, which can increase his speed and memorization. You may even want to have timed practice tests at home. Ask the teacher how much time the students are given to take a test and reenact that experience for your child.

You may also want to practice word problems at home. When creating your own problems, make sure they can be solved in one step. Also, make sure that you are using multiplication facts that your child already knows.

Another fun way to review is playing games at home. Memorization can be stressful, but games can help make the experience fun and lighthearted. For example, have your child roll dice to randomly generate numbers that he will multiply together. The addition of the dice will increase your child's interest. Many games, such as tic-tac-toe or even bingo, can be altered to incorporate a multiplication practice.

Problems Categorized by Times Tables

Times Tables from 0 to 2

1. 0 x 7

Answer: When you multiply any number by zero, the answer will be zero. 0 x 7 = 0.

2. 1 x 3

Answer: Whenever you multiply a number by one, that number doesn't change. 1 x 3 = 3.

3. 2 x 8

Answer: You can look at this problem as two groups of eight, or 8 + 8, making the answer 16.

4. A pizza has two pieces of pepperoni on each slice. If there are 11 slices, how many pieces of pepperoni are there in all?

Answer: There are 22 pieces of pepperoni in all because 2 x 11 = 22.

Times Tables from 3 to 8

1. 3 x 4

Answer: 3 x 4 = 12

2. 5 x 6

Answer: 5 x 6 = 30

3. 7 x 8

Answer: 7 x 8 = 56

4. There are seven garages on a block. If each garage holds three cars, how many cars are there on the block?

Answer: There are 21 cars total because 7 x 3 = 21.

Times Tables from 9 to 12

1. 9 x 4

Answer: 9 x 4 = 36

2. 10 x 5

Answer: When you're multiplying a number by 10, just add a zero to that number. In this case, 10 x 5 = 50.

3. 11 x 8

Answer: 11 x 8 = 88

4. At your birthday party, each guest can have two slices of cake. If there are 12 guests, how many slices of cake are there?

Answer: There would be 24 slices of cake to divide among the guests because 2 x 12 = 24.

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