# No Tears Times Tables Using Multiplication Think Boards

Kids struggle with multiplication? Then you must try our Free Multiplication Think Board Template if you want to know how to teach multiplication without the tears!

We especially love using thinkboard templates in our math class, and they are a essential piece of kit in the guide to teaching multiplication. The best part is, kids love using them too! Read to the end of the post to get your free multiplication think board template!

We love using these templates so much and have created think boards for a number of math concepts already including:

We thought it was about time we created one to help with teaching multiplication too!

Related Post: The Guide To Teaching Multiplication

## Multiplication Understanding Not Memorization

Before we continue, I need to make it clear that this printable does not help students to rote learn times tables facts! It will help your students to connect additive learning to multiplicative strategies.

Think board printables are perfect for developing, exploring, visualising and practicing a wide range of mathematical skills. The best thing about these math printables is that they really help kids feel ‘smarter’ at math because they are not answer centered. They also give students the chance to demonstrate how much they know, and help teachers identify what the student needs to learn next.

## Multiplication Think Board Printable

There are 2 versions of the multiplication thinkboard, to help you differentiate for different student needs. If you have students who are not ready for multiplication, you might like to print off our FREE repeated addition think board templates.

Version 1

There are 6 spaces on this template including:

1. Groups of- a space to draw or create the right number of groups with the right number of items in each group.
2. Arrays – an area to build understanding the right number of rows with the right number of items in each row.
3. Repeated Addition – Students can use materials to create an addition number sentence
4. Answer – Having the answer written on ts own helps students see that there’s more than one way to get to the same answer
5. Number Sentence – Either give the student a specific multiplication fact to work on or use the multiplication flash cards provided.
6. Commutative Property – Write the corresponding commutative numbersentence

We used cereals to build the arrays and make the groups, which makes the template look great if you want to display it in the classroom. But any math manipulative can be used!

### Version 2

We made this version a little more challenging and included 10 spaces, including:

1. Space for the 3 numbers used in the times table fact
2. Answer – Having the answer written on ts own helps students see that there’s more than one way to get to the same answer
3. Repeated Addition – Students can use materials to create an addition number sentence
4. Number Sentence – Either give the student a specific multiplication fact to work on or use the multiplication flash cards provided
8. Arrays – an area to build understanding the right number of rows with the right number of items in each row
9. Skip counting Number Sequence including a number grid to mark of the right number of skips
10. Groups of- a space to draw or create the right number of groups with the right number of items in each group

Also includes: 12 x12  Multiplication & Answer  Flash Cards

## Printables For Teaching Multiplication

Click the Image Below To Get this awesome Free Multiplication Thinkboard Printable

Frayer Model Think board Templates

Times Tables Printable

Multiplication World Books

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