Multiplication can be intimidating for some third graders because there are so many facts to remember. However, you can help your child internalize the material through consistent and frequent practice. Keep reading for ways to review multiplication at home, as well as practice questions.

## How Can My Third Grader Practice Multiplication?

Children typically are introduced to multiplication in third grade. At this level, they spend most of their time learning the times tables for 0-12, which will help them with advanced multiplication problems in later grades. To make sure your child gets a strong foundation in multiplication, you might try the following practice methods at home.

Use flashcards to review math facts for 5-10 minutes each day. To make your own flashcards, write a multiplication problem on one side of an index card and the answer on the other. When your child is just starting out, you may want to keep each fact family separate. After your child has mastered each family, you can mix up the flashcards.

You also might create multiplication worksheets for your child to do at home. Even though most third graders get math homework every night, they may benefit from a little extra. By having your child complete an extra worksheet during homework time, you can ensure that there's enough repetition in his or her review sessions.

Another way to practice multiplication is utilizing real-world opportunities to show your child the benefit of knowing multiplication facts. For instance, you might have your child use multiplication to calculate the price of objects at a store or calculate the area of a room that's being redecorated.

1. 0 x 3

2. 9 x 4

3. 5 x 2

4. 7 x 8

If your child is struggling with basic multiplication facts, have him or her fill out a times table. Create a grid, and on the top, write the numbers 0-12. Do the same for the side. Then, your child can fill in the graph and spot patterns in the numbers.

5. There are eight spiders on the wall. Each spider has eight legs. How many total legs are there?

For this problem, your child should multiply 8 x 8 = 64. Another way he or she can figure out this problem is to draw a picture and count the number of legs. Be sure to include at least one word problem in your review sessions at home so your child becomes comfortable with them.
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