Are you working on arrays? This resource includes hands-on activities, games, and worksheets to help students work with arrays, repeated addition, and equal groups. These activities are low prep and designed for second graders, but could easily be adapted for first and third graders. You can use these arrays activities with the whole class, small groups, or during centers.
Here are the activities included, as well as a brief description of each activity.
This arrays resource is aligned with 2.OA.C.4 - 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.
There are 4 vocabulary cards (array, row, column, equation) as well as a printable anchor chart about arrays.
There are 16 cards with pictures of arrays on them. Students will label the number of rows and columns and then write an equation to match. These can be laminated and written on with a dry erase marker.
This sorting activity includes 18 cards with arrays and equations written on them as well as a sorting mat. Students will look at each card and determine if it is true or false. A recording sheet and answer key are also included.
This activity includes two options. Place each Build an Array mat inside of a sheet protector and students can write an equation on it using a dry erase marker.
- Students will draw a repeated addition card, build an array on the mat using manipulatives, and then write a multiplication equation to match.
- Students will draw a multiplication card, build an array on the mat using manipulatives, and then write a repeated addition equation to match.
Students will spin to determine the number of rows and columns to build. Students draw the arrays and then write a repeated addition or multiplication equation for each array. Place the pages inside a sheet protector and have students write on them with a dry erase marker.
Students will roll dice to determine the number of rows and columns to build. Students draw the arrays and then write a repeated addition or multiplication equation for each array. Place the pages inside a sheet protector and have students write on them with a dry erase marker.
This is a game played like Memory. There are 40 cards (20 arrays, 20 repeated addition equations). These cards could also be used as a matching center or in a Go Fish game. This game can be printed in color or in black and white.
This game is played like Old Maid. There are 27 cards in all (13 arrays, 13 repeated addition equations, and one Miss Array card). This game can be printed in color or in black and white.
Hop to It
Pg. 56- 63
This activity includes a Hop to It board, equal groups cards, and multiplication cards. Students will draw a card and show how to skip count on a number line. The Hop to It boards should be laminated or put inside a sheet protector and written on with a dry erase marker.
There are 7 different worksheets, each with two options, giving you a total of 14 worksheets in all. Answer keys are included.
Pg. 93 Credits
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