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Multiplication with Arrays – Teaching Presentation

Teach Starter Publishing
PowerPoint | 20 pages | Years: 2

Teach your students how to connect multiplication with arrays with this 20-slide teaching presentation.

Multiplication With Arrays

Many students are SO excited to learn multiplication. Many ‘claim’ to know some facts and think this concept is a breeze! But … do your students really understand the meaning of multiplication? Can they represent the equation in a visual manner? This teaching presentation aims to help your students form a concrete understanding of how to represent a multiplication equation with an array.

With this teaching presentation, students will learn how to:

  • Sort objects into rows and columns with an equal number in each.
  • The definition of an array.
  • Represent the same number with different arrays.
  • Write the number sentence for a given array.

The presentation uses animations to help visualise arranging groups of objects into equal rows and columns and gives tips on identifying the corresponding multiplication fact.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Supporting Students

Assist students who need help understanding the concepts by providing them with manipulatives such as counters, centi-cubes, mini-erasers, etc. Students can then use the manipulatives to create the same arrays as featured in the presentation.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage students who need a bit of a challenge to create related division equations for each array

Easily Present This Resource to Your Students

This resource downloads as a Microsoft PowerPoint. It uses animation features that are best viewed in Presentation Mode.


This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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