Grade 2

Multiplication Fun

Empowered Learner
Multiplication Tables


By the end of second grade, second graders should know their multiplication facts. Students need to practice and practice until they have them memorized. There are multiple ways to help them learn their facts. Learn about several digital and hands-on ways to teach them their times tables. 

Students will:

  • Be able to learn their times tables. 
  • Understand the concepts of multiplication. 

Vocabulary Words:

  • Multiplication: Multiplication is defined as to calculate the result of repeated additions of two numbers. 

To prepare for this lesson:

  • Students will be introduced to multiplication and that it is is the repeated addition of two numbers. 
  • Read about the 30 Fun, Hands-On Ways to Teach Multiplication
  • Use the video Times Tables Songs with the students. 
  • FactMonster has flashcards from addition to division. There seven different levels to choose from. The students have 2 minutes to go through each level. 

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the site in the Teacher Resources. 

Directions for this activity:

  1. The teacher will introduce multiplication to the students.
  2. The teacher will choose one or more of the 30 fun hands-on activities for the students to do in class. 
  3. Use the video Times Tables Songs with the students. 
  4. The teacher will share the FactMonster flashcard website with the students in the computer lab or on classroom devices. 
  5. The students will practice their times tables throughout the year as they learn them. 

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Have the students record their accuracy score while playing FactMonster. (How many facts completed and how many correct)

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

App, Extension, or Add-on:

30 Fun Hands-On Ways to Teach Multiplication

Fact Monster Multiplication Flashcards

Times Tables Songs


Students can create their own fun multiplication flashcards. 

Students learn their multiplication facts 1-12. 

This task card was created by Melissa White, 21 Things Project Manager, January 2020.