A selection of array sheets with examples, which can be printed and used as a differentiated resource in primary maths and special education, for teaching multiplication and division.
Groups of spots, fishes, cupcakes, and dinosaurs are provided. Each page of array symbols has separate rows or columns differentiated by colour or shading, to help with subitizing. Students can use the array sheet to circle groups, and then write corresponding pairs of number sentences. They can then check their number sentences by counting the objects 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 objects, 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 and 9x 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.
Several visual groupings and pairs of number sentences can be fit onto each array page template. Both colored and black and white versions are included.
Some students who have used these array sheets, circle the groups with colored markers, and then write the matching number sentences near the bottom of the page, in the same colors. The color-coding is an additional aid to visualizing and recognizing multiplication and division patterns.