Hidden Array Activities

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Grade Levels
1st - 4th
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Hidden arrays can help students make the leap from concrete to abstract when solving multiplication and as they learn to understand multiplication-facts and times tables.

A hidden array shows students the top and side row of an array with a rectangle concealing most of the dots.

Use the hidden array cards for

  • assessing if students can understand multiplication as equal rows (show an array and ask them to describe or draw it)
  • math warm ups - project an array on the board and ask students to tell you the array + total
  • matching activities - print the array cards 4 to a page to make little playing cards. Match these to total and fact cards

Included is:

  • hidden arrays for 12x12 through to 1x2
  • full array cards for 12x12, 12x11, 12x10, 12x9, 12x8, 12x7, 12x6, 12x5, 12x4, 12x3, 12x2
  • fact cards for every multiplication in range (e.g. 12x12, 12x11, 12x10) to match hidden array cards
  • total cards to match every hidden array card
  • recording worksheet
  • cover page

Use for

  • talking about equal groups/rows
  • talking about repeated addition
  • introducing arrays
  • linking multiplication with memorizing facts (times tables)
  • review for students struggling to make leap to times tables

We hope you love using this versatile resource as a staple in your multiplication lessons.

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