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Multiplication as Equal Groups Worksheets

Free math worksheets to help students understand “equal groups of” as multiplication and practice writing multiplication sentences from equal groups. Students will also learn the relationship between repeated addition, unit form, and the multiplication equation.

How to represent equal groups as multiplication?
Equal groups refer to a collection of items or objects that are divided into equal parts or groups. Equal groups can be represented using multiplication by multiplying the number of items in each group by the number of groups. When we use multiplication to represent equal groups, we are essentially finding the total number of objects or items in the entire collection.

  1. Ensure that students understand the concept of equal groups. Reinforce the idea that multiplication is a way of combining equal-sized groups.
  2. Begin with visual aids, such as drawings or pictures, to represent equal groups. For example, if you have 4 groups of 3 apples each, draw 3 apples in each of the 4 groups.
  3. Write a multiplication expression to represent the equal groups. In the example above, the multiplication expression is 4 × 3, where 4 represents the number of groups, and 3 represents the quantity in each group.
  4. Encourage students to read the multiplication expression. For 4 × 3, they should read it as “4 groups of 3” or “4 times 3.”
  5. Emphasize that multiplication is a form of repeated addition. In the example, 4 × 3 is the same as 3 + 3 + 3 + 3.
  6. Introduce the idea of arrays, where equal groups are arranged in rows and columns. This visual representation connects to multiplication.

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