Multiplication Tables Spinners

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Multiplication Tables Spinners

These multiplication tables spinners will help your kids learn and master the times table in a fun way.

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Multiplication tables are one of those rites of passage we all had to go through at school. We had to learn them at school and also practice them at home.

I remember the times tables were boldy printed on the back all exercise books so there really couldn’t any excuse for not practicing. I tell you they were not fun.

Times tables spinners however, are a great way of making learning and practicing the times table fun for kids. Making the multiplication table fun is a sure fire way to make kids master the times table.

Fun Ways to Teach Times Tables

  1. Start with simplest to the hardest. Start with the easy numbers like the 1 times tables and 10 times tables. They are straightforward and will build the child’s confidence and reassure them they can take on the much difficult tables ahead .
  2. Show them tricks or patterns that can aid the fast learning of the tables. For example, the 2 times tables is basically adding any number twice so 2 X 6 is the same as 6 + 6. 
  3. Introduce problem solving scenarios that will require involve multiplication.
  4. Add significance to certain number to create memory hooks. eg The twins are both 5 years old and their combined age is 5 X 2 =10.
  5. Point out the obvious (but not necessarily to them) eg 2 X 9 is the same as 9 X 2.
  6. As your child improves, drill them a few times a day and make it fun.
  7.  Don’t forget that pat on the back. When they do well, give them a well deserved praise. If they don’t do well, encourage them. Don’t throw negativity their way through criticism.

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How Make Your Own Multiplication tables Spinners

Materials needed

  • Cardstock paper
  • Paper fasteners
  • Scissors
  • Wooden skewer 

Instructions

Print the template. Get the Free multiplication times table template 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 times table below.

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Cut out the round templates

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Cut out the left and right sides of the middle part of the multiplication table spinners. This is the part that reveals the numbers.

Using a wooden skewer, poke holes in the dots in the middle of the circles to ensure your spinners are in alignment. 

I had to redesign the template and added the dots as i discovered i couldn’t just accurately pinpoint where the centre is to poke the hole.

Note: The dot on the smallest circle is a lighter shade than the other two but is still visible on any paper.

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Insert a paper fastener through the top, middle and bottom circles and close it up by spreading the pin apart. And you are done.

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  1. Awee that is so cute! I love this

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  2. please may you re send the multiplication spinner as i mistakenly entered the incorrect email address.

    correct email is: shannonholtzhausen@yahoo.com

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    • Sure. sending it over now.

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      • thank you very much

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