Students can start to really grasp multiplication quickly when they see it as just repeated addition. By the time students are confronted with multiplication their addition skills have to be sick. You can easily show students that four time three is the same as adding four to itself three times. This will start them focusing in the right direction from here it is up to them to transition to a full blown times tables.
These worksheets explain how to do multiplication problems using addition and grouping. Students will convert simple groupings into multiplication equations, rewrite addition equations, multiply decimals, and more.