Guide your students to connect repeated addition with multiplication by completing this colour-by-code multiplication worksheet.
What Is a Repeated Addition Sentence?
As students begin to strengthen their understanding of addition, they learn to quickly add together double facts and then multiple addends that are the same. When they enter year 2, they will commonly work on repeated addition sentences, a precursor to understanding multiplication concepts. So, how can you explain a repeated addition sentence to your students? Let’s take a quick look at what this means and how you can explain it to your students!
A repeated addition sentence is a way to express multiplication by adding the same number multiple times. When explaining this to your students, you may say something such as, ‘I’m going to add this number over and over again to find the answer.’
For example, if you want to multiply 3 by 4, you can create a repeated addition sentence like this:
4 + 4 + 4
In this sentence, you’re adding three groups of 4, or the number 4 three times, which is the same as multiplying 3 by 4.
Represent Multiplication as Repeated Addition Sentences
If you are looking for a fun activity for your students to use as independent practise, homework or in a learning center, you have come to the right place! Teach Starter has created an engaging colour-by-number activity to help your students understand the relationship between repeated addition sentences and multiplication equations.
This teacher-created resource requires students to look at the repeated addition number sentence and find the matching multiplication sentence. They will then colour the part of the picture according to the key at the bottom of the page.
This resource also comes with an answer key to make grading quick and easy!
How to Get Your Repeated Addition Worksheet
If you are ready for your students to practise this multiplication strategy, head on over to the green download button! Here, you can access the quick-print PDF version of this resource.
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Colour By Number Resources for Your Classroom
If you are looking for some other colour-by-number activities to use with your students, make sure to check out our Colour by Numbers – Multiplication and Division Teaching Resource Pack!