Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Memorizing Marvelous Multiplication Facts

Learning your basic math facts is extremely important. It's as important to your success in math as learning the basic letter sounds are in reading and writing.

There are many ways, many strategies to learn these facts. One of the more fun ways to learn them is to make rhymes out of them.

Here is an example of a fun way to learn your x4's:

Here is another fun way to learn your facts:

Please comment! 

  • What are the facts you learned the easiest? 
  • Which are the facts you are having the most trouble learning? What are tricks you have used to learn your multiplication facts? Do you have any fun rhymes you can share with us to help us learn our facts?


  1. Dear, Mr. Pahl,
    I learned the ones the most easy for me to lean is my ones also twos and fives.

    From your fourth grade student Silas.

  2. Dear Mr. Pahl,

    This video is awesome! You rock. I learned my multiplication facts from Schoolhouse Rock. Have you seen it? Watch it:

    I love reading your blog!


    Mrs. Smartt

  3. Dear Mr. Pahl,

    Have your students learned how to use their fingers to master the 9s? Here is a link to the secret, courtesy of YouTube:

    Best wishes,
    Mr. Pahl's friend and Grayson's and Skylar's mom

  4. Dear Mr.Pahl,
    Like your SINGING because I just learn my four. Man fourth grader is smarted than me. Keep up the good singing Mr.Pahl
    From: Donna

  5. Dear Mr.Pahl,
    love the video!It is super funny and i plan on showing my sister.


  6. Dear Mr. Pahl

    I literally can't get those little rhymes out of my head. Especially the 11x4 is 44 I've got to do something about that door, one. That was my mom, dad, and I's favorite one out out of all of them! Maybe you could make another rap video but just with x7's; that would help me and maybe some other people in both AM and PM classes.



  7. Dear fourth grades I re-learn my fours that are from multiplication you can learn fours to I practisc my fours 3- 4 grade. 4. Yolibeth

  8. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    Thank you for the multiplication arrays it helped me for all my facts I appreciate your help Mr. Pahl!
    From Elijah


    Thank you for the rap it really helped me with my x4 you’re the best I really appreciate it.

    FROM Brandon

  10. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    Thank you for the multiplication arrays it helped me for all my facts I appreciate your help Mr. Pahl!
    From Elijah

  11. Dear Mr.Pahl,

    It is a very funny video. It is stuck in my head.
    I plan on watching more.

    Your friend, Devin

  12. Mr Pahls video helps me know my fours. Now I know my fours but not all of them.from Gurparam Singh

  13. Dear, Mr. Pahl,
    Thanks to you and your silly but cool for a teacher rap now I know all of my 4’s to 40 thank you very much Mr. Pahl maybe someday I can make something up like that too, then again very, very much Mr. Pahl!!
    By: Elizabeth

  14. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    That video is a silly way to learn your 4’s, but it can help you to learn them! I already know my 4’s, but that rap is so hilarious I want to watch over and over again!!!
    Thank you, Thank you,

  15. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    Love the video. You should make another one I bet the AM and PM classes would love that
    Sincerely, Ellis

  16. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    I think your rapping is a awesome rap. I also think its helpful. I don’t know my 4s that much. I feel like watching the video over and over because its funny and helpful.

    Sebastian R


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