All of us have to struggle with the multiplication tables..specially young kids who have to solve the questions based on the concepts of multiplications.. How nice it will be to do an activity and learn the tables at least the basic ones. I struggled with the tables as a child and wanted to make it really simple for my children and I landed on this idea of making the tables with the blocks so that they can see what it means when I say 2 times 2 is 4. You can see in the below pictures my sons enjoying themselves making the tables.
Once we had done with making the tables till 10 we were able to move to the colouring and making the table method on the paper..you can download the two free worksheets for the same from our free download section.
I found that this method worked really well with my children and I have been successful in teaching them tables upto 10.
There are various shortcuts for teaching the multiplication tables but I feel that once the concept sinks in by actually building it in 3 Dimensional way then learning the tables becomes very easy.
Another way of making them to memorize the same is teaching them skip counting and repeated addition method.However for the bigger numbers these can be slightly difficult for the kids..
Let me know whether this method helped your child learn the multiplication tables faster..