Students can use the strategy of decomposing an array into equal parts to find the product of a multiplication equation. There are 2 hands-on worksheets and one more additional worksheet to help teach the concept. Once when students understand how decomposing arrays work, they can play the memory game!
Use this memory game to have students practice matching decomposed arrays with larger arrays. They can record their matches and practice writing equations using the distributive property of multiplication. (CCSS 3.OA.B.5)