Note: This pdf download contains instructions on how to access our free Multiplication Array Puzzle set.
Looking for a fun interactive teaching idea for multiplying numbers using arrays? Well look no further as Multiplication Arrays Game Puzzles, for CCSS 3.OA.1, will serve as an exciting lesson plan for 3rd grade elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource to incorporate into your unit as a guided math center rotation, review game exercise, small group work, morning work, remediation, intervention or rti. It can also be used as a quiz, drill, test, or assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this as a homework assignment, kids will also love working on these at home to improve their skills.
This puzzle set includes 10 colorful jigsaw puzzles, answer key, and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a tub or bin for students to use throughout the year for enrichment when they finish early. Another idea, for a project, is students can glue the completed puzzles into a notebook or journal as a reference sheet. They can also be glued on a poster for displaying on a bulletin board or as a wall anchor chart.
It covers the multiplication strategy of making arrays of rows and columns to represent the multiplication problem. By solving the multiplication expression and finding the matching array model, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your 3rd graders will love to practice using the method of multiplication with arrays to learn multiplication facts on their journey to fluency!
I hope you enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative activity with your students! So set those worksheets aside and give our puzzles a try!
Relevant Grade 3 Common Core Standard 3.OA.A.1
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each.