# How to MASTER Multiplication Facts of 12

Why can’t my students remember the multiplication facts of 12?!

I’m not kidding you when I say that this is a HIGHLY searched topic.

You aren’t alone!

Luckily, there are tricks AND ways to practice this difficult times table so that your students become multiplication times table for 12 WIZARDS!

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## Tricks for multiplication facts of 12

### Eliminate the “easy”!

Write all the multiplication facts down.

Which ones do the students already know?

They definitely know 12 x 0 = 0.

They definitely know 12 x 1 = 12.

They definitely know 12 x 2 = 24, 12 x 5 = 60, 12 x 10 = 120.

That means they already know five of the facts!

This means that there are only eight more facts that they need to know! (12 x 3, 12 x 4, 12 x 6, 12 x 7, 12 x 8, 12 x 9, 12 x 11, 12 x 12).

It sounds silly, but reminding students about the handful they already know will increase student confidence and make the 12 facts seem like less of an uphill battle!

### See the pattern!

Writing all the multiplication facts of 12 down will instantly show kids a pattern.

What do you see in the above picture?

The tens place value goes up by 1 with each fact, while the ones place value goes up by 2 with each fact!

Have students write out the column of facts once a day (it will take about 5 minutes. Find an awkward amount of time during the day to do this!).

The pattern will start sticking in your studentsbrains, they’ll be surprised how much they retain it.

## Practice multiplication facts of 12

### Flashcards

UGH I KNOW.

No one wants to hear this… but flashcards and memorization are truly the best way to get those facts permanently stuck in our students’ heads.

But flashcards are BORING.

So…. this means that we need to spruce up flashcards!

There’s a couple ways to do this.

First, give students ownership and have them create their own (plus this saves on money for you )

Pass out index cards, and have students create their own set as a math center and store them in a Ziploc bag.

Start using these flashcards for EVERYTHING.

Finish a math worksheet early? Grab a set of flashcards and start practicing.

Instead of morning work, have students find a partner and quiz one another.

The more that students practice, the more that those math facts are going to startsticking“!

### Multiplication color by number worksheets

The more practice, the better when it comes to multiplication facts.

And these multiplication color-by-number worksheets will get your students WANTING to practice their times tables (I am serious!).

Multiplication facts can be more than just flashcards, they can be a concrete worksheet that you use in your daily maths centers, math block, or guided math.

Your students will LOVE these engaging and motivating color-by-number worksheets!

As students answer multiplication facts, they get to color a picture based on their answers.

SO FUN, right?

You get a total of 15 worksheets in this set.

This multiplication set comes with a worksheet specifically on the 12 facts, but it also has all facts 0-12, as well as mixed facts.

You can grab these at Glitter in Third on Teachers Pay Teachers.

### Multiplication mystery pictures

THIS MULTIPLICATION PIXEL ART IS MY FAVORITE, Y’ALL!

Digital practice can make things so much more fun, and this is a fabulous technology center during your math block.

How does it work?

As students correctly answer multiplication facts, a mystery picture appears!

Answer incorrectly? No picture shows up.

These are seriously a blast – and it’s dang hard to make multiplication facts a blast.

They come in a big array of facts, including a pixel art specifically for the multiplication facts of 12!

You can grab these at Glitter in Third on Teachers Pay Teachers.

## Need more multiplication practice?

Check out my other blog posts on multiplication!

Do your students struggle with the multiplication times table for 12?

Let me know if you have any additional rocking tips for this tricky times table down below

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