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Multiplication Timed Tests

by Jill & Cathy on January 1, 2013

 CC.ss.Math.Content.3.OA.C.7  Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.

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J April 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

How long do you give your students for the 25 multiplication problems?

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Jill and Cathy April 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

Hi Julia and thanks for your question. We have found that research supports 4 seconds per problem, so in our district we give students a minute and 40 seconds. (1 minute and 30 seconds in some classrooms.) We know that other districts opt for less time. Our sons are given 1 minute for 25 problems in the district we currently live in. Our suggestion would be to start with 4 seconds per problem to show mastery, but then push some students who may enjoy the challenge to complete the 25 problems in one minute.

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J April 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Jill and Cathy,
Thank you. I will give it a try. Love your website!

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MDL July 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm

would also like to print vertical problems in each of the number facts page. Thanks for the feed back on the time to give per problems!!!!! Love this site.

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Jill & Cathy July 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Will put this on our “to do” list. (Actually it was already there.) We are pretty busy with back-to-school items and updating organizational and management resources, but hope to get to it soon!

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Kim August 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I like the format of your multiplication tests. Do you have a resource that goes up to 12s?

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Jill & Cathy August 25, 2014 at 9:22 am

Hi Kim! Not currently, but we will put it on our list of things to do!

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Shatonya November 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I’m currently trying to find strategies to get my students to learn multiplication facts. I want to do timed test, but I have a question. If the student does not finish the test, let’s say his 4′s, do he need to retake the test until he can master the time and number correct? Will this help the student by memorizing the facts and being ale to deliver them quickly? I’m curious to how others would do if the student doesn’t finish in time. Thanks.

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Jill & Cathy November 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

Hi Shatonya! Of course you need to do what you are comfortable with and what you feel is right for your students, but we have our students continue to take a specific test (say…the 4s) until they have mastered them with 100% accuracy and within the time limit. We feel it is important for students to know their facts, but also to be able to recall them quickly for future use with more difficult concepts. If the student doesn’t finish the test in the specified time, you can have him/her use a crayon to finish the rest so you will know which ones were completed in the timed portion. That way the student is still getting in a little extra practice with those facts. They will also be able to see their progress as they hopefully watch the number they got completed within the time limit grow each time they take the test. Hope this helps, but again…you will need to do what you feel works for you and your classroom.

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Sherry November 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you for these printables! I’m working with my 9 year old on these. He hasn’t quite mastered the timed drills yet. I’m trying to explain to him that knowing the times tables are so important for future math work.

He’s been using an iPad app to help. Next, he’s going to watch School House Rock. Finally, we are going to have a race to see who can finish the most problems correctly!

Thanks again!

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