We hope your kids enjoy using these 1 times table worksheets. Each one is free and can be downloaded in PDF. We have included black and white versions if you want to save ink and maybe do some coloring as well.
These worksheets are usually used in 2nd or 3rd grade but each child is different, quicker is not always better, so we'll leave the timing to you.
We hope that by engaging in multiplication learning from a variety of angles, your kids start to connect the dots, come to their own realisations, and grow to enjoy and become interested in elementary school math. There are a total of nine different multiplying by 1 worksheets to choose from
If you're teaching your children the 1 times tables there are plenty of ways you can go about helping them become familiar... lots of learning tools you can use... songs, videos, chanting, games, competitions, charts, quizzes...
It's a good idea to try and use concrete items when first starting out so children can see the idea of a group of items.
Children will realise many things on their journey. That 1x3 is the same as 1+1+1 known as repeated addition. That 1x3 and 3x1 are the same. Eventually the way that multiplication and division are inversely connected.
What are your goals when teaching? perfect recall? memorization? understanding? an enjoyable learning experience? personal growth? more familiarity with how numbers interact? There are so many things you could be hoping to foster and see develop...
And what are some of the positive purposes of learning basic multiplication?
We know for example, that being able to instantly solve basic math problems means more brain space is freed up when up against more challenging math like long division and fractions for example... Math is like an unfolding web of connection. Everything that is learnt seems to link to something else.
...and how about in real everyday life? How many moments can you spot in your day where you feel grateful you know your times tables? While shopping and working out the cost? While cooking for 4 and working out the weights? Counting things quickly? Can this be harnessed?
If math is abstract and it feels like the only meaning is to be able to answer the question and get better that's a good start but there might be a lot of untapped motivation waiting to be awoken. Is it possible to show your children how it's going to be good for them in real life? So they really feel that WANT to learn? How about the opportunities it might give them?
After trying these multiply by 1 worksheets, the next one to do, often done at the same time, is the 2 times table, then the 5 and 10 times table. Get prepared for the next step and download some more free resources today.