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Reusable Third Grade Multiplication Worksheets {Free Printable}

These printable multiplication tables are easy to read and print. Laminate the key and test for an easy reusable multiplication worksheets!

Third grade math–especially multiplication has been, quite the interesting time around these parts. I remember when I was in the third grade, my mom took away my Sega Genesis, my TV time, my books and most importantly my outdoor play until I knew my multiplication tables backwards and forwards.

Things have changed A LOT in 20+ years and it has been a bit of a learning curve for me as a mother to keep up. Back in my day we memorized it until it was a permanent part of the brain, now the schools have new methods for basic multiplication that require a whole lot of thinking and a lot more “figuring out” that I am accustomed to.

Being home with the kids full time has made me ask myself more than once “Are you smarter than a 3rd grader?” However, with multiplication, I feel strongly that knowing their times tables back to front in a critical life skill. Figuring it out is fine, but being able to do basic multiplication fast is something I don’t mind teaching my kids on my own.

So I created some multiplication sheets. I wanted something that they could physically touch, write on, erase, and carry with them wherever we go. I also wanted them to get used to forward and backward multiplication problems. These sheets start at zero and go all the way up to twelve. I put the page with the blank problems on one side and the answers on the other side for easy study reference. I put the pages opposite of each other, (Or you can print them double sided), laminate, and just like that you can use a dry or wet erase marker to write answers on over and over until it’s memorized.

The Value of Free Printable Multiplication Worksheets

In today’s digital age, it’s easy to overlook the simple, tangible tools that have long been effective in educational settings. One such resource is the printable multiplication worksheet. Whether you’re a parent, a tutor, or an educator, free printable multiplication worksheets offer a convenient and straightforward way to help children grasp the concept of multiplication. These worksheets are not only easy to access but also come with a variety of benefits for learners at different stages.

Learning at One’s Own Pace

One of the most significant advantages of printable multiplication worksheets is that they allow students to learn at their own pace. Unlike interactive apps or timed quizzes, a printed worksheet has no inherent speed. A learner can spend as much or as little time as needed on a particular problem, offering a stress-free educational environment.

Versatility in Teaching Methods

Free printable multiplication worksheets often come in different formats, ranging from grid styles and word problems to fill-in-the-blanks and multiple-choice questions. This variety accommodates diverse learning styles. For instance, some children find it easier to grasp multiplication through visual aids like grids, while others might excel through repetitive practice or word problems that contextualize the math.

Easy to Use and Access

Free printable multiplication worksheets are readily available from a variety of online resources. They’re often organized by grade level or the specific multiplication tables being focused on, making it easy for parents and educators to target a child’s unique learning needs. The fact that they are printable means that you can print multiple copies, allowing for repeated practice.

Ideal for Classroom and Home Use

These worksheets are versatile enough for different learning environments. In a classroom, they can serve as supplemental material alongside textbooks or as practice sheets for after a lesson. At home, parents can use these worksheets to provide extra practice or to help their children get ahead.

Reinforcement and Evaluation

Repeated practice is crucial for mastering multiplication, and printable worksheets offer the perfect platform for this. They can also serve as a quick evaluation tool to assess a child’s progress. For example, completed worksheets can highlight areas of strength and pinpoint where more focus is needed, allowing for more targeted instruction.

Multiplication can be learned many different ways, check out these printable multiplication table sheets to help your student memorize their times tables!

Environmental Considerations

It’s worth mentioning that while printable worksheets are a fantastic resource, their use does involve paper consumption. To make your learning approach more eco-friendly, you could consider laminating the sheets to make them reusable. Wipe-off markers can be used to fill in the answers, making the worksheets a long-lasting resource.


Being free and easy to distribute, printable multiplication worksheets are a cost-effective way to supplement a child’s learning. They can save educators and parents the expense of buying multiple practice books, and they’re often created by educational experts, ensuring that the content is both accurate and beneficial for learning.

Final Takeaway

Free printable multiplication worksheets offer an effective, versatile, and easily accessible tool for teaching multiplication to children. Whether used as a supplement to classroom lessons or as a means of extra practice at home, these worksheets provide invaluable support in helping learners become proficient at multiplication. As such, they continue to be a cornerstone in foundational math education, deserving of their enduring popularity.

How To Create Reusable Multiplication Worksheets

What you will need:

  • Copy Paper (Or card stock)
  • Printer
  • Laminator
  • Dry or Wet Erase marker
  1. Print out both the answer keys and the blank multiplication tables. Put the answer table on the opposite side of the blank table. (For example, 0 answer on the back of 0 Blank)
  2. Put both papers into the empty laminating envelope
  3. Laminate and you are ready to go!

Download The Full File of 0-12 Multiplication Worksheets here.

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How are you teaching your kids multiplication tables? The traditional or non traditional way?


Thursday 25th of January 2018

Oh man, yes. I have a 3rd grader. I remember just memorizing the multiplication table. I still have it down. It's so different now that I had Scarlet show me how she arrived at answers, so I'd know how to help her with homework!


Monday 22nd of January 2018

Girl whatttttt I need this machine and the paper because I have a 3rd grader and this multiplication is working my nerves

Janine Huldie

Monday 22nd of January 2018

These are great! We made it through multiplication here and are now knew deep in division for my third grader. But I still have one more to go with the second grader clearly going to be in need of multiplication help next year. So totally using your reusable multiplication sheets when the time comes next year for her. So can't thank you enough for these sheets now!! :)