Throughout third grade, your students will learn many different math concepts. But, the most important thing they will be learning is multiplication.
Building multiplication fact fluency in third grade is crucial to students being able to have success with math in later grades. While there are so many math concepts being taught during third grade, it is important to continuously be practicing multiplication facts with your students.
Here are some fun ways to build multiplication fluency
Interactive Notebook Pages
Students love to have flaps and use interactive notebooks. You can have your students write down products, equations, or even describe the different properties.
Multiplication Number Lines are a fun way for students to practice their facts. This resource includes 48 cards and response sheets for students to practice their multiples. It also has regular multiple number lines that you can print and put on a ring for students to practice! This is a great intervention tool! Check it out here.
Digital Math games are a fun, self-checking way to practice multiplication facts. In these games, students have an answer sheet where they record whether or not they got the problem correct.
This is a really fun self-checking multiplication fact fluency game. Your students can play this game in Google Slides.
They will click and drag the flashlight over the box to reveal the correct answer. This allows them to have immediate feedback!
Centers and Other Games
War is a super fun game to play with students as you practice multiplication. Just use multiplication flashcards to play.
>>Grab some flashcards in the free download at the end of this post.<<
All of my 3rd Grade Guided Math units include fun hands-on activities for students to practice standards.
Fact Fluency Friday! Create a Routine for Practicing and Assessing Facts
I think it is very important to regularly time your students and have them take a fluency test.
In my classroom, we did it every Friday morning after multiplication was introduced. My students didn’t compete against each other, just themselves.
You can use printable mastery badges and give them to students after they master each set of facts. (Grab them free below.)
Sign up and get:
- mastery badges for your students to color,
- the fluency drills,
- plus free flashcards to play war.