teaching resource

Array Matchup Puzzles

A set of 10 puzzles for students to practice representing multiplication using arrays.

These puzzles are a great way for students to get hands-on practice with arrays!

Print the puzzles on cardstock and cut them out. Then, store the pieces in a resealable bag. Each puzzle includes a repeated addition sentence, an array, and a multiplication fact.

This resource works great when used as a math center activity!

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the color or black and white version.

Curriculum

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.C.4

Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5

Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.2 Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × ...