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Times Table Twisters

Engaging students in multiplication practice can sometimes be a challenge. That's why we're excited to introduce "Times Table Twisters," a unique and interactive multiplication activity designed to make learning times tables fun and effective. This free resource is perfect for Year 2 through Year 6 students and can be downloaded by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

What is "Times Table Twisters"?

"Times Table Twisters" is a hands-on multiplication activity that combines the fun of a puzzle with the rigor of math practice. Each Times Table Twister focuses on one set of multiplication facts, providing targeted practice that helps students solidify their understanding and recall of times tables.

How to Use "Times Table Twisters"

  1. Download and Print:

    • Click the button at the bottom of the page to download the Times Table Twisters. Ensure you print the pages back to back for the activity to work correctly.

  2. Prepare the Twisters:

    • Laminate the printed pages to make them durable for repeated use. Then, cut out the individual Times Table Twisters according to the guidelines provided.

  3. Attach the String:

    • Attach a piece of string to the top of the Times Table Twister where indicated. This string will be used to track answers as students solve the multiplication problems.

  4. Start Solving:

    • Each Times Table Twister has a series of numbers down the left side that are to be multiplied by the focus times table. The right side lists possible answers.

    • Students start at the top left, placing the string in the groove next to the first number. They then find the correct answer on the right side and place the string in the corresponding groove.

    • They continue this process, working their way down the left side and matching answers on the right.

  5. Check Answers:

    • Once all the multiplication questions are answered, students place the string in the final groove at the bottom labeled "Finish."

    • To check their answers, students turn the Times Table Twister upside-down. If the string lines up with the printed lines on the back, all answers are correct. If not, students need to review their answers to find the mistake.


Educational Benefits of "Times Table Twisters"

  • Engaging and Interactive:

    • The hands-on nature of this activity keeps students engaged and makes learning multiplication more enjoyable.

  • Immediate Feedback:

    • The built-in answer-checking mechanism allows students to self-assess their work and correct mistakes in real-time.

  • Reinforces Multiplication Facts:

    • Each Twister focuses on a specific times table, providing concentrated practice that helps reinforce and solidify students' multiplication skills.

  • Versatile Use:

    • Perfect for individual practice, small group work, or math centers, this activity can be used in various classroom settings to suit different learning styles.


Features of "Times Table Twisters"

  • Complete Set of Times Tables:

    • Covers all multiplication facts from 1 through 12, ensuring comprehensive practice.

  • Durable Design:

    • Laminated pages make the activity reusable, providing long-lasting learning tools for your classroom.

  • Self-Checking:

    • The string-and-groove design allows for immediate feedback, helping students learn from their mistakes and understand multiplication concepts more deeply.


Download Now

Ready to twist your way to multiplication mastery? Click the button below to download the "Times Table Twisters" and bring a new level of fun and effectiveness to your math lessons! Turn multiplication practice into an exciting challenge with "Times Table Twisters." Your students will love the interactive format, and you'll love the results. Happy twisting and learning!

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