# Ways to practice multiplication facts at home

```WAYS TO PRACTICE MULTIPLICATION FACTS AT HOME
Where to Start
 Teach the zeros and ones facts. These facts are easy to learn because they follow specific
rules.
Anything multiplied by zero equals zero (8 X 0 = 0)
Anything multiplied by one equals itself (8 X 1 = 8)
 Demonstrate how the twos facts are just the numbers added together
(8 X 2 = 8 + 8)
 Show how to solve five facts by counting by fives
(5 X 3 = 5 + 10 + 15)
 Show how to use the multiplication facts they know to find the facts they don't know
(If they know 5 X 3 = 15, solve 5 X 4 by adding 5 + 15)
 Then move to each of the fact families: 3's, 4,s, 6's,7's, 8's and 9's, 11's and 12's.
 Remind that all multiplication facts can be done backwards
(8 X 2 = 2 X 8)
Flashcards
 We send these home every Monday.
Games
 Multiplication War: Deal a deck of cards between two people. Each person flips the top
two cards of his/her deck onto the table at the same time. Multiply the numbers
together. The person with the bigger number wins the cards. (Ace=1, Jack=11, Queen=12,
King=0)
 Roll the Dice: This game can be played with one person or two. Roll two dice. Multiply the
two numbers showing face up. Write the digits 7-12 on squares of masking tape and stick
to the dice to practice your 7-12 facts.