Download this set of array worksheets to use when teaching your students how to relate addition and multiplication.
What Are Arrays?
Are your students familiar with arrays? This multiplication strategy can be helpful for learners to understand the concept behind multiplying two numbers together. An array is a way of organizing objects in rows and columns, like a table. Each item in the array has a specific location based on its row and column number. Students can use hands-on materials or drawings to represent different math facts.
If we take a look at the image above, we can see that there are 3 rows of stars. In each row, there are 5 individual stars. Students learn to skip count the rows and determine the total number of objects in the array.
Practice Drawing Arrays for Different Math Facts
Teach Starter has created a worksheet pack for your students as they are beginning to understand how repeated addition and multiplication facts are related. Inside this teacher-created resource, you will find 11 different worksheets for each of the multiplication facts 2 – 12. For each page, students will be presented with a repeated addition sentence. Students must then fill in the missing factor in the multiplication sentence, determine the product and draw a matching array.
This worksheet provides the perfect opportunity to get creative! Try one or all of these fun ideas for creating arrays:
- Use small star stickers
- Use dot stickers
- Use Q-tips to paint dots
- Use finger painting
An answer key is provided for each page to make grading quick and easy!
How to Get Your Basic Multiplication Worksheets
Are you ready to add this collection of array worksheets to your teaching toolkit? Head on over to the green download button and choose from the quick-print PDF document or the editable Google Slides file. If selecting the Google Slides option, please note that you will first be prompted to make a copy of the resource to your personal drive before accessing it.
Additional Array Activities for You!
Make sure to check out some of our suggested resources below to help your students become master multipliers!
Guide your students to determine the product of single-digit factors with various multiplication models.
Challenge your students to create sets of arrays, multiplication facts and products with this matching game for 3rd grade.