A free multiplication array matching activity. A fun, hands-on way to practice an important math concept.
Looking for an activity to help your child practice multiplication arrays? Then you’re in luck!
This post contains a free multiplication array matching activity that is fun, hands-on, and requires no writing.
Yes, all you need to get going is the free printable (which you can download at the end of this post) and a pair of scissors.
(If you need a bit more information on multiplication arrays and what they are, you might want to take a look at a recent post called What are Multiplication Arrays? (and how to practice them)).
So, let’s take a closer look at this activity:
First, download your free multiplication array activity which can be found at the end of this post. Then, print out the 3 pages.
Next you’ll need to cut out all of the cards along the dotted lines.
There are 10 pictures cards, each with a multiplication array shown by coloured stars. There are also ten corresponding number cards.
How to use this multiplication array activity
The aim of this activity is to match each of the star array cards to the correct number card.
Shuffle all the cards around so they are all jumbled up and then pick a card at random and try to find its partner.
For example, the picture card below shows 16 stars arranged in 2 rows of 8.
This is a 2 by 8 multiplication array and so its corresponding card would be the one that says 2 x 8.
Need to check answers?
When complete, all your cards should be matched as follows:
And it’s as simple as that!
Don’t forget to download your free matching activity printable before you go:
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