Let's Make Holiday & Everyday Arrays for Multiplication

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This resource gives students an opportunity to demonstrate all of the single digit x single digit math facts in array format by using stickers on specially made grids. There are also blank templates that can be used to make arrays with other themes, or for everyday (no themes at all).
This product meets the following third grade standards:

Multiply and divide within 100.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.C.7 Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
CCSS.Math.Content.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. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.3 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

****Although designed to be used in a center, there are many other ways to deliver these lessons.
Here’s what you will find inside:
Pgs. 5-6: photo of completed array with Christmas stickers; photo of the types of stickers I used.(50¢/pack of 146 stickers- I buy these seasonal stickers at Walgreen’s all the time)
Pgs. 7-9: Options for arrays-photos of items for arrays don’t have to be holiday-related. Use notebook reinforcers, smiley face stickers, dot stickers, star stickers, etc. instead of holiday stickers.
Use ink stampers instead of stickers.
Separate cut & paste array headers and grids if you’d like to print out the grid on colored paper and glue on the heading of your choice. One heading has space for writing the math fact being demonstrated and the other has space for the student’s illustrations.
Pg. 10: Premade blank array template. You (or the student ) fills in “_____x Table” and the product in the title; student fills in missing numbers for each phrase explaining the array; student make a drawing/picture to decorate the array in the space provided in the heading.
Pg. 11: Same as above except instead of making a picture in the space provided in the heading,the student will write the multiplication fact for the array.
Pgs. 12-14: Student directions for center; written and pictorial explanations of what an array is; directions on how to make an array; written and pictorial explanations of vocabulary words factor, product, row, group, and column.
Pgs. 15-17: Detailed calculations for teachers about sticker costs. Based upon a hypothetical classroom of 24 students. The total cost of stickers is given if each student makes 1 array per times table and there are 3 times tables to be done.
Pgs. 18-56: Pre-made holiday array templates; partly finished/heavy scaffolding; products given; one factor given; holiday coloring mini pictures in heading; for Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Thanksgiving- 3x table products 9, 12, 18, 21,24,27; 4x table products 12, 16, 24, 28, 32, 36;6x table products 18, 24, 36, 42, 48, 54; Christmas-same tables and products as Thanksgiving.
Pgs.57-68: Pre-made blank holiday array templates. For 3x, 4x, 6x tables. No products given. Graphics on headings of arrays are holiday related for Valentines Day, St. Patrick’sDay, Easter, and Halloween. These are B & W so students can color them.
Pg. 69: Closing page.

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Let's Make Holiday & Everyday Arrays for Multiplication
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Let's Make Holiday & Everyday Arrays for Multiplication
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