Try this free multiplication speed test as a self-test and practice exam of the 12x12 multiplication table. This 3-minute timed test is graded and includes a printable certificate of completion at the end. NOTE: The test window is a bit large and shows best on desktop screens.
Instructions are on the test itself, but I also reproduce them below. Click the Start button at the bottom of the test to start the timer and see the first multiplication question.
This multiplication speed test consists of 50 questions. Each question tests you knowledge of a random multiplication fact from the 12 x 12 multiplication table. For example, you might see 9 x 8 = ?, 3 x 4 = ?, 11 x 9 = ?, and so on.
I selected three minutes as a challenging time limit to make sure you really know each multiplication fact by heart without having to think about it or count on your fingers . And yes, three minutes is plenty of time (I tested it myself, of course).
If you are an elementary or middle school teacher, have your students take this test from time to time to sharpen their multiplication skills. Basic arithmetic skills, including multiplication, are of course the foundation for higher math.
The fastest way to progress through the test is by using the keyboard only. Once the test begins, the only keys you need are the number keys, the Tab key, and the Enter key. After typing your numerical answer for a question, press the Enter key twice and then the Tab key to go to the next question without using the mouse.
Following are the instructions as found on the test:
You have three minutes to answer 50 multiplication questions. The questions are shuffled each time you take the exam.
Try to be both fast and accurate! At the end of the exam, you receive a grade based on the number of questions you answered correctly. You can also review the questions you missed.
The instructions on the multiplication speed test screen mention a grading scale. However, I believe this has been changed to Pass / Fail rather than a letter grade when you see your results.
When the 3-minute timer ends, you will receive a report including your percentage score on the exam. You'll also receive a Certificate of Achievement.
You can add your name to the certificate by clicking the Add Name to Certificate link underneath the certificate's picture.
Print and/or download the completion certificate using the printer and download icons located under the lower right of the certificate itself.After reviewing the results at the end of the test, you can repeat the test by clicking the "Try Again" link at the bottom.
Mastery of the 12x12 multiplication table will serve you well your entire life. Take a few minutes each day for the next several days to repeat this test until you have the facts down cold.
Need more multiplication practice or a perhaps a review of division? Print out my free Printable Math Flash Cards.
Multiplying by 12 itself has always been my weak spot. Creating this multiplication timed test cured me of that!
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