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## Fall Math Multiplication Freebie

Teaching can be expensive! Especially around the holidays, right? For that reason, I want to provide a fall math multiplication freebie for 3rd-grade and 4th-grade teachers.

Also, this fall freebie is a color-by-number worksheet with multiplication facts 1-10. This freebie has had over 1,300 downloads in just a short months time. Needless to say, this multiplication worksheet is a big hit so far (knock on wood).

## Math Centers and More

You can use the color-by-number worksheet in math centers, math rotations, homework, practice, sub tubs, early finishers, or even just for fun. I personally can't tell you how many teachers have said how much their students LOVE doing these worksheets.

## I Just Want MORE!

If you liked the fall math multiplication freebie and just want more you can check out all of my multiplication color-by-number resources by CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW. That link will take you directly to all my CBN listings.

## Fall Math Multiplication Bundle

Last, if you just want fall resources this Fall Math Multiplication and Division Bundle is GREAT! it has all the fall holidays for multiplication and division.

## Math Flip Books for 3rd-Grade

Flip books make me HAPPY! Math flip books for 3rd-grade make me SUPER HAPPY

I don't know about you, but I get excited when I know it is flip book construction day. First of all, students are always excited when they see flip books. Second of all, students' happiness is contagious and helps get me excited. Last, flip books are great reference tools for interactive notebooks and even math toolboxes.

## Multiplication Strategies

Multiplication strategies covered with the flip book include: equal groups, arrays, repeated addition, number lines, skip counting.

Each strategy has 3 examples and a definition. For example, equal groups includes a model of 4 equal groups of 4, explains that "4 groups of 4 equals 16", and a number sentence that explains 4 x 4 = 16 (see the photo above).

This flip book is the #1 BEST SELLER in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

## Multiplication Fluency

The multiplication fluency flip books have been constructed to introduce multiplication facts in the order in which I prefer to teach them. Based on the study of teaching the easiest facts first; 0, 1, 5, and 10. Next, 2, 4, and 8. Next, 3, 6, and 9. Last, the facts for 7 (see the photo above).

Students are asked to say the multiplication sentence then, write the multiplication sentence. In this step you could also encourage you students to use the commutative property to write the multiplication sentence in another way.

The multiplication fluency flip book covers facts 0-10 and recently added by request, facts 0-12.

This flip book is the SECOND BEST SELLER in my Teachers Pay Teachers store (which is amazing because it is one of my newer resources).

## C.U.B.E.S Math Strategy

C.U.B.E.S. math strategy is commonly used to teach students how to deconstruct word problems to make them easier to solve.

Circle all the important numbers, underline the question, box all the important math words, evaluate the important words that you may have left out and eliminate what you don't need, and solve the word problem.

This flip book is a compact way for students to review the steps at home or at school. Plus, I always think providing parents with manipulatives to help their kiddos reinforce what they are being taught is a FABULOUS THING! AND this flip book is not 3rd-grade specific so it can be used for many years.

## Properties of Multiplication

My personal favorite flip book, and the most difficult for me to create is the properties of multiplication flip book. This flip book covers the commutative property of multiplication, associative property of multiplication, and the distributive property of multiplication.

Each flap includes a definition, example, and a place for students to finish the problem (see photo above).

This flip book is the THIRD BEST SELLER (out of over 200 resources) in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

## Division Fluency

Like the multiplication fluency flip books, the division fluency flip books have been constructed to introduce division facts in the order in which I prefer to teach them. Based on the study of teaching the easiest facts first; 1, 5, and 10. Next, 2, 4, and 8. Next, 3, 6, and 9. Last, the facts for (see the photo above).

Students are asked to say the division sentence then, write the division sentence.

## Coming Soon:  Division Strategies

If you enjoyed this article, you may also like this post about multiplication and division task cards.

## Fall Multiplication Color-by-Number Worksheets

The fall season is a BUSY time! My personal favorite "go to" worksheet to have on hand are these fall multiplication color-by-number worksheets for third-grade and fourth-grade math.

Also, one of the biggest sellers in my Teachers Pay Teachers store are multiplication color-by-number worksheets.

## What Fall Seasons?

The fall seasons that I currently have color-by-number worksheets are below:

• Fall/Autumn
• Halloween x 2 Styles
• Veterans Day
• Thanksgiving x 2 Styles

I have two separate types of CBN worksheets. They are from different clip-artists and each offer their own unique differences.

Each set of fall multiplication color-by-number worksheets include multiplication facts 1-10.

## Color-by-Number Worksheets for Centers

The multiplication color-by-number worksheets are a great resource to use in math centers. They are easy to prep and have ready in a pinch.

Also, you can print the answer key for students to check their work when the are finished.

For intervention students you can provide these SUPER CUTE phone-themed multiplication charts. These are also great for math tool boxes. Students LOVE THEM and they are a big hit in my tpt store.

## Color-by-Number Worksheets for Sub-Tubs

In my experience, providing something easy for substitutes to oversee has the best success rate in my classroom. The worksheets are easy to prep for the teacher and fun for the student.

I usually get at least one "yay!" when I use color-by-number worksheets.

## Back-to-School Multiplication Color-by-Number Worksheets

Back-to-school season can be stressful! With all of the classroom and homeschool prep, we as teachers need something easy and fun we can give our students that doesn't require a massive amount of prep. My personal favorite "go to" worksheet to have on hand are these back-to-school multiplication color-by-number worksheets for third-grade and fourth-grade math.

Also, one of the biggest sellers in my Teachers Pay Teachers store are multiplication color-by-number worksheets.

## A FUN Multiplication Color-by-Number Worksheet

These multiplication color-by-number worksheets are ALWAYS a big hit in my classroom! Students can sharpen their multiplication fluency and automaticity skills. Plus, 3rd-graders like to color too!

Well, at least my students have always enjoyed activities that allow them to color. Upper

## Multiplication Mystery Pictures, too!

Multiplication mystery pictures are a little different than color-by-number worksheets in that students can't tell what the picture is going to be. Also, mystery picture worksheets are more rigorous than color-by-number worksheets in that they have A LOT more multiplication problems.

Use the back-to-school multiplication color-by-number worksheets in math centers, math rotations, sub-tubs, etc... They are a fun and easy way for students to practice multiplication in 3rd and 4th-grade.

## You may also like these color-by-number task cards!

Personally, I am always trying to find NEW WAYS to excite students. These task cards fit in a 4" by 6" photo box. Use them at math centers, math rotations, or just for practice!

Click on the photographs to see them now!

If you enjoy task cards, you may enjoy this post.

# 10 Multiplication Worksheets for Summer Practice

Whether the summer season for you is 3 months or your school is year round, students still need to practice multiplication fact fluency. Multiplication worksheets are a great way for students to keep their fluency sharp and reduce the learning gap to the next grade.

Below I have compiled a list of 10 multiplication worksheets for summer practice  + activities that your students or homeschool students will love. They are complete with customer reviews, start ratings, and photographs.

## Multiplication Worksheets, Times Tables, & Task Cards

#### 4th of July Multiplication

First, I LOVE this 4th of July Multiplication spread! Each resource was specifically developed for summer multiplication fluency practice and have been a big hit! Feedback for this resources has been super helpful!

To keep this post compact and easy-to-read, I won't go into big detail about each of these bundles. You can find the links above or click on the photograph that you want to learn more about.

Oh my goodness! Combining math and history? Yes, please. I really love this resource. It's so original and comprehensive. My students are going to love learning more about the 4th of July while playing and solving problems.

--Happy Customer

This product is so well put together. It's full of so many amazing worksheets for my students to use to practice their multiplication facts!

--Happy Customer

### Summer-Themed Multiplication Activities

The summer-themed multiplication bundle below comes with multiplication fluency worksheets, task cards, and a product game. Purchase the bundle and have it bound (like I did) to keep all the activities together for your kiddo.

It's hot off the press so it does not have feedback as of the date of this blog post. Summer Fun is an a pretty special bundle though, I can vouch for that.

Click on the photograph to download the preview to see what's included.

### Multiplication Task Cards and More...

Next, let me tell you more about task cards. Task cards aren't worksheets per say, BUT they are equally easy to prep and engaging. Unless you're extra like me... I like to print them on card stock + laminate + buy cute containers to store them.

Let me get to the point. Task cards can be less intimidating for your students because they are dealing with one problem at a time. Students can record their answers on a recording sheet and move to the next task card.

Also, it is SUPER EASY to differentiate task cards! You can pull out the task cards that are too easy or difficult for your students.

I have listed an AMAZING set of task cards for 3rd-grade math below. Feedback and photographs have been provided for your viewing or you can click on the pics to visit the resource itself.

I can’t seem to pick my jaw up off the floor! This bundle is PERFECTION - it’s absolutely amazing! You are truly an amazing teacher and designer of products. This bundle comes with everything a teacher could need for enhancing multiplication skills! Thank you so much!

--Happy Customer

Wow, this bundle is AMAZING! It has everything you need for multiplication and division practice for the whole year, and I love how engaging the interactive notebook activities are. Thank you for the super useful resource!

--Happy Customer

### The Systematic Approach with Multiplication Strategies

In the beginning trying to get students to memorize multiplication facts is not the most successful route to take. Giving students a good base to work off of will generally prove to be more successful in the end. Students need good number sense skills and to truly understand what multiplication means before other activities should be introduced..

How do you start? Equal groups or grouping is the first step you should introduce when using multiplication strategies. Grouping should be followed by arrays, repeated addition, skip counting, and number lines.

Now, why didn't I introduce this resource first? Well, to be honest, I took into consideration that your student has most likely been introduced to the strategies of multiplication before you began to browse for better things. I felt the need though, to fit this in, just in case the reader is super ahead of the game!

Below are photographs of a resource that provides students with an engaging way to practice the 5 strategies of multiplication. The resource is super comprehensive and can also be used as an interactive notebook. With a phone/tablet them it is meant to keep students excited + engaged. This resource is a best seller with great feedback. Check out the photos and read what people are saying!

I could not be more satisfied with this product! It is packed with super engaging resources that my students love and truly learn from!

Tana W.

satisfied customer

Fantastic!! Such a big hit! Letting other 3rd grade teachers in my building know where they can find it! Thanks!

Karen H.

satisfied customer

## Perfect Attendance Award

My fellow teachers and homeschoolers (Hey, you can use this as an incentive too! Even if just for motivation!), I love giving back so I created this FREE student reward for the end-of-year season. This Perfect Attendance Award is FREE for you to use in you personal classroom or homeschool!

The perfect attendance certificate can be paired with a small tangible reward, or given on their own. I like print the awards on card-stock and then laminate them to make them seem more important and official.

Click the button below to snag the free perfect attendance award! If you have time, leave some feedback, it truly helps my store grow.

## Buy the Bundle and Save!

You can get the Student Reward Bundle! Browse the photos below to see what rewards are currently included. The awards are super affordable at around \$0.83 per page. The greatest attribute of this bundle is that you can reuse them EVERY YEAR!

Being a teacher can be EXPENSIVE! Trust me, I understand. I want to share love with the freebie and create affordable resources for teachers to supply their classrooms with pretty and intelligent resources.

Click the button above to get the award, or click the bundle photos below to visit the bundle.

## Easter Math Worksheets

The spring and Easter season is here! Check out these Easter math worksheets just for the occasion. They come with task cards and games designed specifically for 3rd grade Mathematics standards. The bundle is GROWING bigger different objectives by the day so grab them now and SAVE! You can also purchase the bundles separately.

So far the bundles cover two-step word problems using the four operations, using equations with a letter, multiplication and division fact families, and  recognizing fractions as part of a whole, the difference between the numerator and denominator, understand that fractions can be represented on a number line, represent a fraction from 0 to 1, divide fractions into equal parts on a number line.

### The Math Bundle for Spring & Easter

The bundle at the time of writing this blog has 3 products. With that said, it will be growing until I start creating resources for summer. You can read in the paragraph above about what objectives the bundle cover or read more about each below. As I update the bundle, I will update this blog post explaining what I added.

### Learning Fractions

The dreaded "F" word. Fractions don't have to be so bad! The fraction bundle comes with worksheets, task cards, and a game. They game (shown in the photos below) is a fraction recognition and matching game. I print the game on heavy paper or card stock, laminate the game on my personal laminator (I have a cheap \$30 Scotch laminator), and use hook and loop dots to stick the pieces to the cards. The cards fit perfectly in the 3" by 4" containers from the dollar store.

The game cards fit perfectly in these 3" by 4" containers from the dollar store.

The task cards included in the fraction bundle require students to identify the shaded portion of a fraction. I purposely did not theme the task cards or game so that teachers can reuse them throughout the year. You can see the task cards in the photo below.

There are 4 worksheets in the fraction bundle as  you can see below. The worksheets cover recognizing fractions as part of a whole, the difference between the numerator and denominator, understand that fractions can be represented on a number line, represent a fraction from 0 to 1, divide fractions into equal parts on a number line .

Last, the fractions bundle aligns with standards 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.2.A, and 3.NF.A.2.B, but will meet many state and district standards as well. The worksheets are not bogged down with a bunch of repetitive questions. I feel like this is an important feature in a resource because there are only so many hours that we have our students per day and 40 worksheets about fractions is not beneficial. If you have time for 40 fraction worksheets - you need to let the world in on your secret for time management!

JK! Truly though, we don't want to bog our students down with all that busy work either. That is why the bundles come with task cards and games instead of just worksheets or printables.

### Multiplication and Division Fact Families

Multiplication and division fact families are one of my things to teach as well as make resources. Alternately, there are also a ton of resources out there for multiplication and division fluency. All each as cute as the next. I am not trying to sell you my resource saying it has this new strategy that no one else has. Nope! What is does have is efficiency and affordability. You don't need 50 different worksheets to teach fluency for multiplication and division, though there are enough out there.

There are five worksheets in the bundle and a set of missing factor task cards. They touch on the things you need for this standard and add a little spring to your class without costing you a small fortune for 50 worksheets you won't use.

### Two-Step Word Problems and Equations

The two-step word problem bundle comes with worksheets and task cards to get students ready for algebra. Third-grade is the level  that the objective to represent word problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity is introduced. Below are the task cards that help students prepare to compose these word problems. In this case, repetition helps renew the memory files and preps the students to become familiar with these type of problems.

There several AMAZING word problem methods around to reinforce students ability to break down and understand word problems. My personal favorite is the CUBES method. It is not my personal method, so you will have to research that for yourself, but I find it is very beneficial in helping students again, break down the word problems.

Below are four worksheets included in the bundle. There are three with diverse types of two-step word problems using the four operations. Jelly Bean Party and Marshmallow Bunnies (worksheets) would be perfect for a guided math lesson or rotations. Easter Egg Fun is the same kind of two-step word problem worksheet, but it has two word problems that tie in to each other and end up having the same answer. The fourth is a color by number division worksheet to be used for fluency practice or a differentiated option in the case that a teacher needs an option for other students that are not ready for the other three choices.

Last in the bundle are these task cards pictured below. I am a certified mid/level math teacher (means I can teach up to Algebra 2 and Geometry) so I am not blowing smoke when I say it is VERY important to have a strong algebra base for students to struggle less with each consecutive year. Like I said above, 3rd grade is the level in which algebra problems like these are introduced and will just get more difficult each school year.

The standard requires the word problems be composed using letters or variables standing for an unknown quantity. Also, this is where the beginning of the order of operations is introduced. As you can see in the photograph below the task cards include questions representing both objectives. For instance "9 × 9 + 9 =" is an entry level order of operations question. It does not require students to solve parenthesis first or use PEMDAS, but it does get them familiar with multi-step problems.

Feel free to click on the photo below to visit the entire bundle and browse my store. I have many more 2nd-4th grade math resources as well as a few Pre-Algebra resources.

--Raven Cruz

Photo by Raven Cruz. The task cards from the bundle all fit perfectly in these colorful photo boxes. The game fits in these pretty dollar store boxes.

## 5 Strategies for Teaching Multiplication With Ease

There are 5 multiplication strategies I use for teaching multiplication with ease. These multiplication strategies include; grouping, arrays, repeated addition, skip counting, or number lines

Read more about the multiplication strategies below. Also, see my resource that compliments theses strategies.

## Multiplication by Grouping

The first multiplication strategy is learning multiplication by grouping is the process of separating objects into equal groups. Most commonly when using equal groups, repeated addition is also used. This method is one of the most straightforward ways for students to comprehend the strategy of multiplication by grouping.

As you can see in the example below there are 3 equal groups of 2 cookies. Students can use repeated addition to solve a multiplication problem like the one below.

In the classroom teachers can use manipulative such as; erasers, counters, small blocks, or even drawing on dry erase boards to practice the strategy of grouping and repeated addition.

2 + 2 + 2 = 6

## Multiplication by Arrays

Second, are arrays. Arrays are an arrangement of objects arranged in rows and columns.

The arrangement of cookies shown below shows the systematic way to introduce arrays.  The student will first learn a 1 × 4 array, 2 × 4 array, 3 × 4 array, 4 × 4 array, and so on... A larger arrangement of objects can also be broken down into arrays to preform many different types of multiplication, such as properties of multiplication.

Also, making arrays in the classroom can be fun AND engaging for students. Using colorful objects, such as; erasers, counters, and blocks to build arrays can keep all types of learners engaged and ready to learn.

1 × 4

2 × 4

3 × 4

4 × 4

## Multiplication by Repeated Addition

Third, is repeated addition. We touched on using repeated addition with grouping above when we grouped 2 cookies in groups of three. Both learning using grouping and learning using arrays are complimentary to each other.

Repeated addition is using what students already know about addition to help them solve a multiplication problem.

3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 18

## Multiplication by Skip Counting

Last, learning multiplication by number lines uses the next strategy - skip counting. Skip counting is not just for providing students a way to count faster, it also helps them solve multiplication problems.

Starting at 0 students count in intervals until reaching the desired number. Students can also point out the pattern being used when skip counting.

0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30...

## Multiplication by Number Lines

Fourth, is learning multiplication by number lines. Students will take "jumps" on the number line. These jumps help students solve  multiplication problems by skip counting.

Number lines are an exceptional way to teach number sense as well.

2  4  6  8 10.....

## Resources to Teach Multiplication

In conclusion, the 5 strategies to teach multiplication with ease include grouping, arrays, repeated addition, skip counting, and number lines.

I offer several resources in my store that help teach these strategies. Browse the photographs below - each photo is hyper-linked to that resource. You can also buy them bundled in Multiplication Strategies Bundle and save \$4.

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## Student Award Ideas for the Frugal Teacher

Student awards and gifts can be expensive! Trust me, I know.

Well, I have your back. I created student award ideas for the frugal teacher. They are a set of classroom awards for different subjects, actions, and awards.

You can give them as a single reward or pair them with small gifts. Laminate the awards to make them seem more official or just print and give to keep them more affordable. Either way, the awards are cute and colorful enough to stand on their own.

## The Thrifty Teacher

Being a teacher can be expensive! My first year teaching I spent about \$5000 on my classroom because I had NOTHING. The reality is I didn't have that money to spend.

Furthermore, teachers are not appreciated enough. As a teacher I want to help out a little. I will be adding rewards to the bundle as I make them so you won't have to "re-purchase" if you buy the bundle. They are affordable and you can keep them on-hand to always be prepared. Also, you can purchase single award tickets if you only want one. They are super affordable so CHECK THEM OUT!

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## Properties of Multiplication Worksheets for 3rd Grade

Properties of multiplication for 3rd-Grade math, in my humble opinion is often times more complex than actually memorizing math facts. The issue ISN'T that the properties of multiplication are MORE CONFUSING, IT IS that teachers fail to give the students what they need to UNDERSTAND the properties.

No, I am not dogging anyone's teaching style. In some cases for example, I have observed that certain teachers may not understand the properties themselves. I'm not lying, I have stumbled across several resources that explained the associative property COMPLETELY WRONG

Let me clarify, I am not writing this blog post to talk about teaching styles and will touch on this subject in a later blog post. However, I do want to point out that if you DO NOT UNDERSTAND the concept before you teach, your students will be left in the same boat.

#### Properties of Multiplication Worksheets for 3rd Grade

Below are products I have created to teach each the properties of multiplication. You can read more about each resource at the bottom of this post.

If you aren't interested in reading the post and just wish to go directly to the resources you can click on the pictures below to go to that specific resource.

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#### Commutative Property of Multiplication

The commutative property of multiplication states that the order of the factors (numbers) does not matter the product will be the same.

For example:

5 × 7 = 7 × 5

As you can see, the numbers can move, but the answer will be the same.

#### Associative Property of Multiplication

The associative property of multiplication states that the grouping of a multiplication sentence does not matter, the product will be the same. So in other words, the parenthesis can move on each side of the number sentence, but the numbers do not change places.

For example:

3 × (5 × 7) = (3 × 5) × 7

Notice how the parenthesis are what changes the grouping in the multiplication sentence. The product will in fact be the same, and the numbers DO NOT change places.

#### Distributive Property of Multiplication

The distributive property of multiplication states that ​​when a number is multiplied by the sum of two numbers, the first can be distributed to both of those and multiplied by each separately, then adding the two products together.

First, we "break-up" one of the factors to make it easier for 3rd-graders to multiply. If a student is given the multiplication sentence 8 × 16, it is much easier for the student to "break up" the factor 16

For example:

8 × (10 + 6)

Next, the student will distribute the 8 to the addends and write a new equation.

(8 × 10) + (8 × 6)

Last, solve the equation.

80 + 48 = 128

As you can see, "breaking-up" the factor 16 and distributing the 8 to each addend made the problem much easier to solve. A student does not necessarily have to break 16 up into 10 and 6, but it most cases it is the logical way.

#### Properties of Multiplication Worksheets 3rd Grade

###### Properties of Multiplication 3rd Grade Worksheets Bundle

You can purchase each resource separately or as a bundle. The bundle contains every worksheet that is included in the single products at a reduced price.

Each resource has a definition and explanation page that breaks the property down in 3rd-grade terminology. Again, each resource comes with a word search that contains common vocabulary needed before introducing the property. For all properties there is also a matching worksheet, great for practicing and reinforcing the properties of multiplication.

The worksheets are designed specifically for 3rd-grade math - classroom or homeschool use. They specifically meet the standard CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5 or 3.OA.B.5.