This includes 2 different activities where students cut apart arrays to decompose a factor. They write the new equation using the distributive property. One has the students decomposing 6 different multiplication facts and the other has them
Powerpoint Presentation to help students visualize the distributive property.
I used this with this activity:
Use this as a simple introduction to arrays, repeated addition, multiplication and then follow up with building some Cheez-It Arrays!
Due to differing fonts, you may need to make a couple of minor adjustments before presentation. Enjoy!