I posted this activity over on my Instagram last night and it has been super popular! It’s a quick, low-prep math activity that is perfect for developing early numeracy skills. Simply print the file below and play!
There are so many fun games that you can play to help your kids learn their times tables. These times tables wheels are one of our favorite ways to play and learn. They are great as they allow for both memorization and self correction. Children can play and learn on their own or in groups in a classroom. And, you can answer the times tables as you go around the wheel or pick and choose each multiplication sum at random. There are so many fun ways to play!
Times table wheels are so easy to make! And once you have made a set, you can use them over and over again for lots of learning fun.
This is what you will need:
Print out of the times tables wheel file
Colored construction paper
This is what you will need to do:
1. Print out the times tables wheel file. You will find the file here:
2. Cut around the perimeter of the circle and snip along the lines to the center circle to separate each number. Fold the sections back.
3. Paste the wheel down onto a colored piece of paper. Make sure that you only glue the center of the circle to the paper. You will need the snipped sections to be free so that you can fold them back to reveal your multiplication answers.
4. Write the answers to each sum under the folded pieces of paper.
I hope this makes learning times tables in your house more fun! Enjoy! Jacinta Xx