# {FREE} St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication – Grade 3

*Looking for some easy yet meaningful St. Patrick’s Day multiplication practice for 3rd or 4th grade? This set of visual multiplication practice pages includes 3 different representations of multiplication to help kids see it along with multiplication word problem practice. *

The struggle that I hear about probably more than any other math skill is mastering multiplication facts. And while I do think it is helpful and important for kids to grow in confidence and multiplication fluency, I think it’s much more important that they have a **solid conceptual understanding** of what it is. This means thinking about **multiplication as repeated addition, equal groups, skip counting, etc.** rather than simply facts to memorize. If you’d like to help your kids better see and grasp their multiplication facts, grab this set of **St. Patrick’s Day multiplication pages**! This free download includes **simple visual models** to build understanding and fluency.

**St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication: Number Lines**

In this download, you will first find 2 pages of **multiplication practice with number lines**. This can help kids make the connection between **multiplication and skip counting**.

To use, they can **circle the numbers** as they skip count or they can **draw arrows for each “jump”** on the number line. Or both!

They will then see that they **arrive at the final answer**.

**St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication: Hundred’s Chart**

You will also find a fun **St. Patrick’s Day hundred’s chart**, which you might **want to laminate** so kids can refer back to it again and again.

Kids can use this in a similar manner to the number line, **skip counting and looking for patterns** as they multiply.

There are **2 pages of multiplication facts** which you can print front and back, and then kids can **keep these as a reference** in the future as well.

Once they have completed both pages, you might **have them look for patterns**. For example, *what do you notice about the x9 facts? What do you notice about the x10 facts? *

**St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication: Equal Groups**

Understanding multiplication as **sets of equal groups** is an important **foundational building block** when it comes to learning multiplication.

These **visual models** will help kids see the number of groups as well as how many are in each group. Then they can determine the **product**, which is the **total number of objects** in all the groups.

**Multiplication Word Problems:**

Lastly, there is a page of **St. Patrick’s Day themed word problems** involving multiplication.

Although you might think that this has to come last, after students have “mastered” multiplication, I would encourage you to **start with problems in context**.

You might need to discuss all together as a group, but this will **help kids visualize a situation**, **draw pictures** to represent it and then **understand how they can use multiplication to model and solve it**. If they are new to learning multiplication, they might use counting or addition, but that’s ok! It gives you an opportunity to then **show how repeated addition relates to multiplication**.

**Included in the Download:**

- 2 pages of multiplication practice on a number line
- A hundreds chart + 2 pages of fact practice using the hundreds chart
- 2 pages of multiplication practice with equal groups
- 1 page of St. Patrick’s Day multiplication word problems
- 1 color by number St. Patrick’s Day multiplication page
- Answer key for all worksheet pages

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