Well, we’re hitting the Mad Minute worksheets pretty hard and fast as the days of summer draw to a close, and I’m also trying to make a dent in my long to-do list of worksheet updates.
In addition to some minor fixes to titles in the subtraction facts and some phrasing corrections to some word problem worksheets, I posted a new series of multiplication worksheets…
Worksheets for Money Multiplication
These worksheets came from a visitor suggestion for worksheets to help practice calculating dollar amounts from prices and quantities. It includes variations where the quantity is a decimal, so some of the answers require rounding to get to the final dollars and cents. That makes these worksheets a great followup to basic decimal multiplication.
Thanks as always to friends in the comments who’ve made suggestions or pointed out things that need to be tweaked. Your support and feedback is always appreciated!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Learning multiplication is one of the big milestones in learning math. I’ve touched on it before and I imagine this won’t be the last time either. Your school may be using Mad Minutes or Rocket Math or similar timed drills to teach multiplication, but no matter how you approach it, learning multiplication is about worksheets. Lots and lots of worksheets.
This summer marked the start of teaching my youngest daughter her times tables, and even with the all the earlier worksheets on the site, we managed to identify a few gaps. Here’s a breakdown of the strategy we’ve been using and a link to our new favorite worksheet…
- Master Dad’s 8 Rules for Learning Multiplication These sheets build the basic skills necessary to figure out the answer to a multiplication fact if it isn’t memorized.
- Fill in a Multiplication Grid Worksheet at the start of big practice sessions. This can be used as a “cheat sheet” if necessary, but it also helps get some of the facts straight before the pressure of a timed test.
- Drill with comprehensive worksheets. The current favorite is a new one we just added: 100 Problem Multiplication Worksheet, No x0, x1 or x@. Versions of this worksheet basically has all the easy multiplication problems stripped out, so it’s a great exercise for mastering the facts.
- When we uncover specific multiplication facts that are giving us problems, we either use the Spaceship Math pages or the Conventional Multiplication Series worksheets to reinforce the problem fact.
Regardless of how you approach it, the site here has a a number of different worksheet series to help you. In addition to the new sheets without 0, 1 and 2 mentioned above, you can find new two minute practice worksheets in the conventional multiplication series at the link here…
Conventional Two Minute Multiplication Worksheets
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Hope your summer vacation has been great!
In an effort to help out those folks making WalMart sale signs (or possibly to help you savvy shoppers cleverly decode the meaning of “saving” -$10 if that sign really is accurate), I’ve posted some additional worksheets in the negative numbers section.
We had a good start with negative number addition and subtraction worksheets. Most of the new worksheets are for negative multiplication and negative division. You’ll find variations of basic math facts as well as multiple-digit multiplication and long division problems. Hope these save you from any unexpected expenses during your back-to-school shopping!
Multiplication and Division with Negative Number Facts
Multi-Digit Multiplication with Negative Numbers
Long Division with Negative Numbers
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