In this fun hands on activity, students cut out arrays and glue them on construction paper. Then students write multiplication word problems, equations and solutions that match each array. Students enjoy writing their own word problems and this allows them to apply their knowledge of real life multiplication while practicing with arrays.
These are the directions on the paper for the students:
1) Fold your construction paper hotdog style and hamburger style to make 4 rectangles on each side of the page.
2) Cut out an array and glue it onto one of the rectangles.
3) In the same rectangle, write a word problem that matches the array.
4) Write an equation to show the solution to each word problem.
5) Repeat the steps with the next array until you have used all the arrays. Use different topics for your word problems.
6) Don’t forget to put your name on your paper.
Included in this file:
- Materials list
- Student page of cut out array pieces
- Large print student directions (for a center or projector)
- Rubric directions with modification grading system for students who work hard but more slowly than average
I have my students do this activity on construction paper but it could easily be adapted to interactive notebooks.
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