Arrays arrays arrays! Activities, worksheets, and math centers to help your students practice rectangular arrays! (Including Multiplication as Repeated Addition Worksheets) REAL PICTURES in Preview! Everything you need to learn and practice rectangular arrays!
All arrays are up to 5x5.
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- Array Puzzles Math Center: Students match the eight different 3-part puzzles (24 puzzle pieces total) to match the rectangular array (picture) to its repeated addition (3+3+3+3=12) and multiplication factors (4x3). Students record their matches on the recording sheet - this is great practice for them to understand how arrays work.
- Arrays Sorting Activity Book: Students create a cute book where they cut, color, and glue pictures of rectangular arrays under the correct factors. For example, they will glue the 3 sets of 2 kittens picture under the 3x2 factor. This will create a little book to help them solidify their understanding of arrays while having fun.
- Cookie Tray Arrays: Students draw a rectangular array of cookies on the cookie sheet and color their picture. Then, they answer the questions about their cookie array. This cute little activity would look great on a bulletin board!
- Array Matching Math Center: Students get a sheet of colorful array pictures and a baggie of factors cards (3x4, 2x5, etc.) to match on top of the arrays that represent them. Then, they record their matches on their recording sheet. You could also give them the sheet of factors and cut up the array pictures to match on top instead. For differentiation, I also included cards you can cut up of the totals to either make it easier by switching them out for the factors cards OR make it more difficult by adding them as a 3rd element to match.
- My Little Book of Arrays: This is a 2nd book the kids can make where they are given the factors of an array (ex: 3x4) and they write the repeated addition equation (4+4+4=12) and draw a picture array of it. The book has 8 pages including the cover and is a fun way to practice arrays.
- Fun with Arrays worksheet: Students look at the repeated addition equation and draw a picture of an array to represent it. *ADDED*: Two more worksheets like this one, another with repeated addition and one with "3x4 =__" to give a bit of an extra challenge. If you've already purchased this, download it for free :) These 2 added pages are not shown in the preview.
- Arrays in Columns and Rows worksheet: Students look at a rectangular array and simply write how many columns it has and how many rows.
- 2 Array-nbows worksheets: Students are given factors (ex: 3x4) and a grid for each to color in an array to match it.
- 2 Arrays Practice worksheets: Students are given a large grid and are challenged to find as many arrays that total a certain number as possible. Example included.
- Arrays in Real Life homework sheet: A challenge to find arrays in real life around their house (eggs in a carton, water bottles in a large pack, quilt, ice cubes in a tray, etc.)
- Cereal Arrays: A fun activity to do in class where students use cereal o's to make rectangular arrays, glue them on their sheet, and write a description underneath (ex: 3+3+3+3=12 or 3x4=12 or both, however you want to do it)
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