These packets were designed to help students memorize their 1s-12s times tables. There are several different types of packets available. Some packets focus on just one multiplicand (e.g., the 3s times tables) and other packets are mixed (e.g., all of the permutations of the 1s through 12s times tables). Some packets contain 40 problems per page and other contain 100 problems per page.
We typically have students do a page from a mixed 1-12 packet first to determine which times tables they need to work on (there are also mixed packets that cover 1-10, for students who do not need to learn 11s and 12s yet). However, because students memorize multiplication facts fastest through extended repetition, we recommend that once you a identify the specific numbers the student needs to work on, work on packets designed explicitly for that number. Packets contain between 400 and 1,000 problems. Students who do all off these problems (with checks for accuracy) quickly master all of their times tables. And, from there, they see huge time and accuracy increases in the rest of their math work.
Ideally, students should be able to complete about 20 problems a minute. So, 40 problem pages should be completed in 2 minutes and 100 problem pages should be completed in 5 minutes. If a student finishes a packet without achieving mastery (100% correct under the time limit), reprint the packet and keep working. The practice will pay off!
There are many different packets to choose from below -including mixed and non-mixed multiplicands. Each page has a random set of 40 or 100 problems. Each page also has a speed and accuracy guide, to help students see how fast and how accurately they should be doing these problems. After doing all of the practice problems, students should have memorized their 1s-12s times tables or be close to memorizing them.
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You can also find packets designed for second graders, who are supposed to masters 2s, 5s, and 10s, by clicking the link at the right.