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Multiplication Activity 
Materials

IntroductionThis project is a motivating way of teaching students how to represent multiplication facts as arrays. If this is the class's first introduction to multiplication arrays, the teacher should probably start by offering them a simple definition. Tell students that one number in a multiplication fact is the amount on the side of the array, and the other number is the amount on the top of the array. More advanced classes should begin to understand how arrays are linked to the idea of multiplication as repeated addition. 