A multiplication chart can be used for a variety of reasons and for a variety of students. In an ideal world all students will memorize their multiplication facts and there would be no reason to reference a multiplication table after a certain grade. However, there will be students that get to 7th, 8th, and 9th or even through 12th grade and still struggle with their basic multiplication and division facts. By providing these students with techniques that will allow them to complete their own multiplication table, they will be able to recognize that numbers have patterns and see relationships within the table.
Some of the uses for the multiplication chart described in the resource guide:
1) equivalent fractions
4) operations with fractions
8) distributive property