Mollie People help your little people learn the concept of multiplication by creating arrays!
Use this mat in a sheet protector with dry erase markers. Give each student a set of 1/2" colored counters. Have students create arrays by using the counters and then use the array to understand the link between repeated addition and multiplication by filling out the right side of the mat. Then, clear the board and repeat the process. The size of the mat makes monitoring your student's progress easy!
When they are ready to move on to 2 x 1 digit multiplication, visit my store for handy practice grids and more ideas for your math instruction! :)