Review: Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. (3.OA.1)
Introduce: Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. (4.NBT.5) (Numbers ≤ 1,000,000)
Students will understand the relationship between a multiplication problem and a two-dimensional array.
Now practice creating arrays from multiplication sentences with the Making Arrays Activity.
Multiplication using Arrays Worksheet