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Free Multiplication Flashcards

Could you use some multiplication flashcards to help your child master their times tables? Here are some free downloadable and printable flashcards for multiplication.

These printable multiplication flashcards have the answers on back, making it easy for your child when they need to practice by themselves. They are for the multiplication facts 0-12. You can download them for free below.

I created these flashcards for my 4th grader. She was struggling with knowing her multiplication facts quickly.

Not knowing them well really slowed her down when working on 3 digit multiplication worksheets or other more complex equations. Using the flashcards help her work on mastering these math facts.

13 sheets of card stock with printed multiplication flashcards.  12 flash cards per page. Use scissors to cut out and have multiplication flashcards for 0-12

Printable Flashcards for Multiplication

You can download a pdf of the flashcards below.

The pdf is 26 pages. There’s one page per table (0-12), with 12 flashcards per page.

13 of the pdf pages are for the multiplication questions, and the other 13 contain the answers.

The multiplication flashcards are double sided with the answers on the back. Even if your printer doesn’t have an option to print double sided, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

What You’ll Need

Save time and money with these easy DIY flashcards. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 13 pages of card stock 8 1/2 X 11
    doesn’t matter if they’re all white or sheets of various colours, whatever you have on hand or prefer
  • a printer (one that prints double sided, or doesn’t)
  • scissors
  • downloaded pdf of the free printable multiplication flashcards

Download Printable Multiplication Flashcards

Let’s start by downloading a copy of the pdf. The pdf is 26 pages.

There are 2 versions of the pdf. Download the version that is applicable to you.

If you have a printer that has the option of printing double sided, download this version:

If your printer doesn’t print double sided, download this one. Even if you choose not to print the answers, this is still the better option for you.

How to Print these Double Sided Flashcards

Follow the printing instructions below. There’s 2 different sets of instructions (double sided option, or not). Use the one that is applicable to you.

Printing Flashcards WITH Double Sided Printer

Start by:

  1. putting your card stock (13 pages) in the printer
  2. open up the 26 page pdf that you previously downloaded (above)
  3. Select “File” and then “Print”
  4. A print window will open.

These are the settings you’ll want to set. Make sure to select:

  1. Actual size
  2. Print on both sides of paper
  3. Flip on short edge
Printer settings and instructions for printing printable multiplication flashcards on the front and back, with a printer that has "print on both sides of paper" option.
  1. When your settings are the way you want, press the “Print” button.
  2. Once the flashcards have completed printing, cut them out along the lines.

Printing Flashcards WITHOUT Double Sided Printer

Don’t worry, I’ve made it really easy for you. Just follow these steps:

  1. put your card stock (13 pages) in the printer
  2. open up the 26 page pdf that you previously downloaded (above)
  3. Select “File” and then “Print”
  4. A print window will open.
  5. change ‘pages to print’ to pages 1-13
  6. select actual size
printing instructions for printing multiplication flashcards on the front and back without double sided printer
  1. When your settings are the way you want, press the “Print” button.
  2. Make sure your printer output tray is extended if you have one. You just don’t want the paper to fall to the floor.

If you decide you don’t want the answers on the back, then you can now cut the card stock along the lines and you will have all 156 flashcards. If you do want the answers continue the steps below:

  1. Once it has finished printing, open up your paper tray again and put your 13 pages of card stock back into the printer. This is the important part: Do not flip the card stock over, change the order of the sheets, or turn the card stock in any way. Just lift the card stock, and place it back into the printer in the exact way it came out of the printer.

Optional step, if you feel more comfortable to do a test print on paper (to avoid possibly wasting card stock). If not, then jump to step 10 below.

If so, then place a sheet of paper in paper tray. No problem that it’s over your card stock. Print page 13 (don’t forget actual size). Once it’s finished printing put it back in paper tray the same way you did in step 9. Then print page 14. Check both sides of the paper to verify that answers on back printed correctly.

  1. Close paper tray.
  2. On the pdf, once again, select “File” and then “Print”
  3. Make sure actual size is selected.
  4. change pages to print page 14
  5. Press the print button.
  6. After this page has printed, verify that it printed correctly. For example, check that the “7” is on the exact opposite side that the “1 X 7” flash card is located. If it looks good, continue onto step 16.
  7. Once again, select “File” and then “Print” on the pdf.
  8. change pages to print page 15-26
  9. Press the print button.
  10. Once the flashcards have completed printing, cut them out along the lines.

Congratulations, you should now have a set of flashcards to help teach your kids their multiplication facts.

13 sheets of card stock with printed multiplication flashcards.  12 flash cards per page. Use scissors to cut out and have multiplication flashcards for 0-12

How We Use The Multiplication Flashcards

Currently we use them for about 3 or 4 minutes every morning. It doesn’t take long at all, but it helps my daughter improve her active recall.

We work on one times table at a time. I shuffle them and show my daughter each flashcard, one at a time.

If she knows the answer relatively fast, it goes in one pile. Any she needs a little more practice with go in another.

Then we focus on the few cards in the more challenging pile. Sometimes I go thru this pile, telling her the answers, but when I do I make sure to also say the question. For example: “3 X 7 = 21”.

Engaging multiple senses, hearing the full equation out loud, while looking at the flashcard, helps with retention.

Then it’s her turn. Sometimes I ask her to first say the factors out loud, before saying the product (answer), adding the sense of her hearing herself say the equation.

And one last time thru the tougher pile, with her only needing to say the answer (number) as quickly as she can.

It sounds like a lot of steps writing it out like that, but really the whole thing only takes a few short minutes each day, and really helps her speed and knowing them by memory.

More Multiplication Printables & Worksheets

Here are some fun worksheets to help kids practice their multiplication facts. It’s perfect for 3rd grade or 4th grade students or even older grades:

Tanya

Wednesday 15th of September 2021

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