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# FREE Hands-On Multiplication as Repeated Addition Worksheet

Your children will love this FREE hands-on and yummy Multiplication as Repeated Addition Worksheet. This worksheet is also a great introduction to arrays and finding area!

My kiddos love it when I pull out candy as a math manipulative. It is so much more fun than blocks, and it changes things up in our math time.

So for today, here is another fun math activity using conversational hearts. It is a free multiplication as repeated addition worksheet!!!

## Prep-Work

This requires almost no prep work.

The first option is to print off the pages, and then place in sheet protectors.

OR…

The second option is to cut out the task cards and then laminate.

After the printing, all you need to do is grab some dry erase markers and conversation hearts!

## Multiplication as Repeated Addition Worksheet

The goal through these worksheets is to get children to understand that repeated addition is the same as multiplication.

In this example, the children are given the expression 2+ 2+ 2.

1. The first step is to get out two hearts for each two the see.

2. Next, they place the hearts on the grid to create an array.

3. Now, they write an expression for the array they created. Since they have two across the top and three down, they have a new expression 2 x 3.

4. Finally, they solve. You can have them skip count …. 2, 4, 6….or you could just have them count up the total number of hearts they used. This number (6) is the product.

## Area

Want to add another word to your child’s vocabulary, and build some background knowledge. As you are talking about the array, add the word area.

Let your kiddos know that area is the amount of space inside the boundary. You could even say we find the area by multiplying the length times the width, and what we get is the answer.

So if the length is 1 and the width is 2 then the area is 2. 1 x 2 = 2.

That’s all you need to do. Some may get it, others may not. But you are planting seeds, building connections, and strengthening math sense.

You’ve Got This,

Rachel

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