3 Times Tables Worksheets
About These 15 Worksheets
Get ready to embark on an exciting adventure into the world of numbers, where you’ll discover the magic of multiplication through 3 times table worksheets. These worksheets are like maps that will guide you through a land full of multiplication treasures. Let’s dive in and explore what these worksheets are all about!
Before we dive into the worksheets, let’s talk about what the 3 times table means. Imagine you have a special number, 3. Now, we’re going to use this number to create some amazing patterns! The 3 times table is all about what happens when we multiply other numbers by 3. When we do that, we’re actually counting in threes!
For example, when we say 3 times 2, it’s like counting – 3, 6. See how we added 3 to get to the next number? That’s what multiplication does – it helps us count quickly by adding the same number over and over.
Different Types of Problems
Now, let’s uncover the kinds of fun problems and exercises you’ll find on these worksheets. Each one is like a puzzle waiting to be solved!
Repeating Patterns – Imagine a line of smiling faces. You might see a pattern like this – smiley, smiley, smiley. This is just like 3 times 1! You’ll get to draw patterns like this and see how they help you understand multiplication.
Jumping by Threes – Imagine you’re hopping on a number line. You start at 0 and jump 3 spaces, then 6, then 9, and so on. These jumps are like 3 times 1, 3 times 2, 3 times 3, and so on. You’ll get to do these jumps on the worksheets and see how they make multiplication super easy!
Counting Groups – Have you ever seen groups of colorful objects? These can be anything – cupcakes, stars, or even frogs! The worksheets might show you groups with 3 things in each. Your job is to count the total number of things. It’s like adding 3, then adding 3 again, and again. This helps you learn 3 times 1, 3 times 2, and more.
Clever Arrays – Get ready to draw! You’ll create arrays of objects, just like arranging them in rows and columns. For example, if you have 3 rows of 4 pencils each, you can draw little pictures to show 3 times 4.
Matching Games – Let’s play a matching game! You’ll see multiplication problems on one side and the answers on the other. Your task is to match them up. It’s like finding a pair of socks, but with numbers!
Word Adventures – Time for some wordy fun! You’ll read stories that have multiplication hidden inside. Like, “Alice has 3 bags, and each bag has 5 marbles. How many marbles does she have in all?” This is all about 3 times 5, because there are 3 groups of 5.
Colorful Arrays – Imagine coloring boxes in rows and columns. You’ll color the boxes to create arrays, just like in the arrays you draw. Then, you’ll count how many boxes you’ve colored to find the answer to the multiplication problem.
Mystery Challenges – Get ready for brain teasers! The worksheets might give you the answer and ask you to figure out the multiplication problem. It’s like solving a puzzle where you know the secret code!
These 3 times table worksheets are like a magician’s wand, helping you learn the tricks of multiplication. When you practice these problems, you’re not just learning numbers – you’re learning how to solve problems faster and understand the world around you better. You’re building a toolbox of math skills that will help you in school and in everyday life.
Tricks for Learning 3 Times Tables
Learning the 3 times tables can be a fun journey with the right techniques and tricks. The 3 times tables, like the 2 times tables, follow a pattern that can be recognized and utilized. Here are some tricks and tips to help you master the 3 times tables:
Since multiplication is essentially repeated addition, after you’ve learned the 2 times table, just add the original number again.
For example, for 3 x 4:
Start with 2 x 4 = 8 (from the 2 times table), then add 4 more (the original number) to get 12.
Count by threes – 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30… This rhythm can even be made into a song or a chant, making it easier to remember.
Use Your Fingers
For this trick, consider your fingers to be numbered 1 through 10 starting from your pinky to your thumb and back down the other hand. If you want to multiply 3 x 4, fold down the 4th finger. You’ll have 3 fingers up on the left and 7 on the right, making the answer 37.
Patterns in the Last Digit
Observe the pattern in the last digit of the products – 3, 6, 9, 2, 5, 8, 1, 4, 7, 0. This pattern repeats every 10 numbers.
Double and Add
A fun trick for multiplying by 3 is to double the number first and then add one more set of the number.
For example, for 3 x 7 – Double 7 = 14, then add one more 7 to get 21.
Draw groups. For instance, to solve 3 x 5, draw 3 groups of 5 items (or vice versa) and then count all the items.
Rhymes and Stories
Make up rhymes or short stories for each fact. For instance – “Three times five is 15, as easy as a jellybean!”
Create arrays using objects like coins, buttons, or beads. For 3 x 4, make 3 rows of 4 objects each. Counting them gives you the answer – 12.
Games and Apps
There are numerous educational games and apps available that focus on multiplication. These can be fun and interactive ways to reinforce the 3 times tables.
Practice, Practice, Practice
As with any new skill, repetition is key. Regular practice, whether it’s through worksheets, flashcards, or verbal quizzes, will solidify your understanding.
Check Using Division
Once you’ve found the product using multiplication, you can always double-check your answer by dividing the product by one of the original numbers.
3 Times Tables to 20
0 x 3 = 0
1 x 3 = 3
2 x 3 = 6
3 x 3 = 9
4 x 3 = 12
5 x 3 = 15
6 x 3 = 18
7 x 3 = 21
8 x 3 = 24
9 x 3 = 27
10 x 3 = 30
11 x 3 = 33
12 x 3 = 36
13 x 3 = 39
14 x 3 = 42
15 x 3 = 45
16 x 3 = 48
17 x 3 = 51
18 x 3 = 54
19 x 3 = 57
20 x 3 = 60