Two 12 x 12 array sheets with examples, which can be photocopied and used as a differentiated resource in middle primary maths, for learning multiplication and division.
Students can use the array sheet to circle groups of spots, and then write corresponding pairs of number sentences. They can then check their number sentences by counting the spots in each group they have circled, and making sure that they match.
Students can also use the sheets to test each other with multiplication and division. One student circles the spots, and the other writes the correct number sentence/s which correspond with the grouping/s their partner made.
Students who are beginning multiplication can use the sheet for visualising and writing number sentences relating to 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
Students who are ready for more advanced multiplication can use the sheet for number sentences relating to 3x, 4x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 11x and 12x tables.
Students who are learning division can use the array sheet to visualise whole groups split into parts.
Example uses for both multiplication and division are given on pages 3 and 4 of the resource.
Several visual groupings and pairs of number sentences can be fit onto each array page template. Both coloured and black and white versions are included.
Some students who have used my array sheets, circle the groups with coloured markers, and then write the matching number sentences near the bottom of the page, in the same colours. The colour-coding is an additional aid to visualising and recognising multiplication and division patterns.
More array resources will be added soon, with a bundle discount.