Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Array Cards UPDATE!

Back when I started blogging (wayyyyy back in 2011) things were pretty different! Fonts came from very few places, clip art was limited, and styles were much different. I realize this every time I look back at one of my old blog posts or when I take a peek at some of my older TPT products. It actually makes me cringe--some of the cover pages I made were just SO ugly--lol. SOOOOOO, I am making it my mission to update them all, one by one. And not only update them, but add in some new things!

So out with the old...

...and in with the new!!!
WHAT was I thinking with that first one, right?!?

I also updated the Array Cards:

This is such a great resource for the classroom that is working on multiplication fact fluency! These can also be used for measurement (area and perimeter).

The Array Cards Pack has the cards for multiplication facts 1-12.

The Activities for Array Cards Pack includes 8 task card activities for students to do independently, in small group, or whole group.

And I now have a discounted pack with BOTH products!!

So, what is special about these products?? Well, there is ample research (and a little bit of common sense!) to support that fact fluency helps students be more proficient in other areas of math. They aren't having to focus on "what's this fact" when they are completing an algorithm (such as long division). Ya know, it just makes sense to have the kids know their facts! Period! ;)

Array cards are wonderful little visuals to support the students' learning of multiplication facts. Each card has the dimensions on the front and the total area on the back:

We all know how important visuals are, especially if students still do not have a concrete understanding of numbers. Students will not only see the fact with its product, BUT they will see how much the product is. They will see the arrangement of the number of squares that make up the product. They will see and compare the area to other arrays. Students will be able to see and hold a visual representation of each fact (1-12) in their hands. And for students struggling with fact fluency and/or spatial representation, this will be a powerful tool in their hands! So play a game with them, match them, have a discussion about them--there are many possibilities and much to be learned.

Interested? Comment below for a chance to win a free copy of the combo pack! :) I will choose a winner around 2:00 p.m. CST. :)

Click below to check out the products! They are on sale for TODAY only! 



  1. I teach fourth grade and these would be great!! I'm ramping up my morning tutoring to try to get my bubble kiddos over the top. These would be great!!! Hope I win!

    1. Forgot my email if I win -

  2. These are a great way to increase conceptual understanding while also working on fluency! The update to the cover page looks great!

    The Math Maniac

  3. Looks perfect for my third graders!

  4. Don't beat yourself up...I used to cringe looking at my old school photos since my glasses were so 'old-fashioned'...and all these years later the glasses I am wearing now are nearly a dead ringer for those!

    Love your fresh look, though!

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

  5. This would totally help my struggling fourth graders. Would love to win these!

  6. This looks awesome!! I would love the chance to use these in my classroom!! :)

  7. Arrays are the ultimate second grade multiplication dream :)
    My Second Sense

  8. Lucky number seven is the winner! I will email you, Tania!

  9. Who are your favorite sources for fonts and graphics?