Looking for a multiplication color by number worksheet? How about a coloring activity where kids can brush up on some geography at the same time?
I have for you a coloring worksheet that combines learning the states of the United States with practicing multiplication facts.
How It Works
There’s a .pdf that you can download below completely free, that has a list of all 50 states. Beside each state name is a multiplication question. For example, beside the state “Indiana” is the question 9 X 9.
So the first step is to solve the multiplication question.
Once the kids know the answer, they look at the legend to see which color goes with the number. In this case, they would see that the number 81 is pink.
Next they look at their map of United States and they need to locate the state of Indiana.
Once they’ve located Indiana, they color it pink, the color they’ve previously determined from doing the math.
If they get all the multiplication questions correct, the map will be coloured like this:
What You’ll Need
Kids will need 3 things:
- 10 colored pencil crayons
- a printable map of United States
My favourite place to download free printable maps for geography is at d-maps.com.
If your child is just beginning to learn where the states are, you might wish to use a map that already has the state names on it. It’s the easier version but still a great way to learn as they have to search the map to find each of the states.
If your child has previously spent time learning the names and locations of the states, and is ready for the challenge, then you might prefer a blank US map that does not have the state names written on it.
I’ve included the links to both versions of maps above. For easy printing instructions of the map: just click on the .pdf button which is on the left near the top of the d-map website. Then File – Print or however you print on your device.
- the multiplication color by number worksheet you can download completely free below. After entering your email address, you’ll get instant access to the .pdf. There’s 2 pages, you only need to print the first page. The second page is the answer sheet.
For more multiplication worksheets, check out my free “Who Am I”? multiplication game.
For a really cool book that combines math with art, check out “Math Art and Drawing Games For Kids.” (affiliate link) It’s for the grade 3 to 7 range. It has 40+ art activities to teach math.