Multiples of Three

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!


Arithmetic, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Whole Numbers and Operations

learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - 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:

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 right-hand 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.

  • What do you observe when you look at multiples of three?

multiplication chart

  • 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:

Now, groove on over to the Got It? section to make some study aids!

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