A recent question (@Namaste) made me realize that it would be good to pull together the best resources for learning the multiplication facts. When seen as a rote memory task, this can turn students off or give students the wrong impression of what math is. When seen as finding patterns, it can be joyful and provide deep learning.
My son loved doubling numbers when he was young. I think many kids enjoy this. That's the 2's.
There are images that go with certain facts; like 2x6 is the shape of an egg carton, which holds 12 eggs.
2s and 5s are easy because of their relation to 10. And, though it's less obvious, 9s lovely patterns exist because of its relation to 10, as seen in @Namaste's post
4 is doubling twice.
What are good strategies for seeing 3s, and 6s through 8s? Also, what are good images for individual facts?