Explicitly teach the students that the multiplication chart is a wonderful way to organize and use skip-counting in learning the multiplication facts. I find it easiest to ask the students to cover the top row with a piece of paper or a ruler. Then, with guided instruction, the students will fill in the row for zero going across the page. Help them see and understand that if they count by zero, they will always have zero. Next, move on to counting by 1s and filling in the chart going across for one. The row for two is important, because this is the first time that they will actually be skip-counting to fill in the chart. Help them fill in the row going across while skip-counting by 2s. Then ask them if they can fill in the row for three. Point out that they can simply add three each time to find the number for the next box. By now, they should be on their way! The students can put the chart away and work on one row each day as a math warm up. Once the student charts are complete, instruct them in how to use two pieces of paper to direct their eyes to the bottom right corner for the answer to a multiplication problem. For example, 3 x 4 = ?. Place one piece of paper on the right hand side and slide it to the left so that the 3 column shows. Then place another piece of paper at the bottom and move it up so that the 4 row shows. Where the two pieces of paper meet in the bottom right corner, you should see 12! When you skip count by four three times you get to twelve!