This is a great independent workstation or center to use with your second and third graders on adding. This activity has two levels of differentiation to meet the different needs of your students. One includes a space for the student to draw dots in order to multiply, one can be used without drawing dots. Use this center or independent workstation to build number fluency!
CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.C.4 Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.
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.