Over the years we have shared lots of free printable worksheets — those of you who have followed Paging Supermom for a while may recall Worksheet Wednesdays, where we shared a free printable worksheet every week. Well I’m happy to announce I’m resurrecting Worksheet Wednesdays, beginning today… I’m sharing a packet of Free Printable Multiplication Worksheets.
My older kiddos are trying to master their multiplication math facts. We’ve done lots of work with flashcards, but I think timed tests are one of the most effective ways to encourage children to get those multiplication facts memorized and not rely on counting them up.
If your kiddos aren’t quite ready for multiplication, check out some of the other free printable math worksheets in our archive. Also be sure to pin this post so you’ll have it when you need it!
I have designed this packet to be a month’s worth of multiplication timed drills, where you’d give one test each day. There are 20 free printable multiplication worksheets in this packet, with 4 different sections covering different multiplication math facts, and 5 multiplication worksheets in each section.
You want to make sure the time limit is challenging without seeming impossible or it will just discourage them, rather than have its intended effect.
I had originally planned for these multiplication timed tests to be completed in 1 minute, but depending on where your child is at with their multiplication mastery, you can adjust. Any time from 1-3 minutes would be good, and perhaps start with more time, and if your child gets done with more than half of the time left then decrease the time for the next test. You want to make sure the time limit is challenging without seeming impossible or it will just discourage them, rather than have its intended effect.
Also I am not above bribery LOL! I think a little incentive can go a long way. You might want to offer some special reward if they’re able to complete the multiplication worksheets in the allotted time, and a bigger reward for beating the time three days in a row or all week. My daughter has an extra big present in mind for her birthday in April, and we’ve told her that if she can get her multiplication math facts memorized before her birthday than her wish will be granted.
So there you have it — a month’s worth of free printable multiplication worksheets. Now what worksheets I should make next? Leave a comment below with your suggestion.