Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 11320
If you've been following this series, you've had multiple practice exercises with times tables. There are no tricks for the 3 times table, but a rap and a wrap and online puzzle will help you get it!
3 x 8 = ? 12 x 3 = ? 3 x 4 = ?
Do you know the three times tables?
You are successfully moving your way through the multiplication tables!
In the previous Related Lessons, you have learned multiples of two, five, ten, and eleven. Let's review what you have learned. Write the products to the following problems on a separate piece of paper. Then, have your teacher or parent check your work:
10 x 10 = 
11 x 11 =

2 x 9 = 
5 x 5 = 
11 x 2 = 
2 x 3 =

5 x 9 = 
12 x 5 = 
2 x 6 = 
10 x 4 = 
Remember, it is important that you have mastered these multiplication tables before you start learning a new set. If you need to go back and practice, find the Related Lesson for the multiples you need to practice in the righthand sidebar.
In this lesson, you will master the three times tables. Look at the multiplication table below. The three times column and row have been highlighted. Tell a teacher or parent what you observe when you look at multiples of three:
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 

1 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
2 
2 
4 
6 
8 
10 
12 
14 
16 
18 
20 
22 
24 
3 
3 
6 
9 
12 
15 
18 
21 
24 
27 
30 
33 
36 
4 
4 
8 
12 
16 
20 
24 
28 
32 
36 
40 
44 
48 
5 
5 
10 
15 
20 
25 
30 
35 
40 
45 
50 
55 
60 
6 
6 
12 
18 
24 
30 
36 
42 
48 
54 
60 
66 
72 
7 
7 
14 
21 
28 
35 
42 
49 
56 
63 
70 
77 
89 
8 
8 
16 
24 
32 
40 
48 
56 
64 
72 
80 
88 
96 
9 
9 
18 
27 
36 
45 
54 
63 
72 
81 
90 
99 
108 
10 
10 
20 
30 
40 
50 
60 
70 
80 
90 
100 
110 
120 
11 
11 
22 
33 
44 
55 
66 
77 
88 
99 
110 
121 
132 
12 
12 
24 
36 
48 
60 
72 
84 
96 
108 
120 
132 
144 
Did you find any patterns or repeated numbers? Unlike many of the times tables, multiples of three do not offer any special tricks or tips that will help you memorize them. This means you may need to spend a little extra time practicing your three multiplication facts.
Let's begin practicing by listening to Three Times Table Song (Cover of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars) (Mr. DeMaio) below. If you want to follow along with the song using lyrics, click on "Show More" in the description of the video. Watch the video two or three times, until the song starts to stick in your head. Then, move onto the Got It? section to practice solving three times tables problems:
Now, groove on over to the Got It? section to make some study aids!
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