A fun way for students to practice representing multiplication in a variety of ways
Use this hands-on activity when exploring different ways to represent multiplication.
In this activity, students create a multiplication word problem, then represent it using repeated addition, an array, equal groups, jumps on a number line, and a multiplication number sentence.
We have included the foldout template on tabloid for you print on the larger size, giving students more space to write. Use the drop-down menu to choose this download.
This activity works well when used in math centers during your multiplication unit.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
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.
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
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 × ...
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