Arrays all around us

Equal rows

We have been learning about arrays in math. An array is a group of objects arranged in rows and columns. Each row has the same number of objects.

Arrays are useful for skip counting and solving multiplication problems. The array above has 3 rows of 4 blocks. That is 3 groups of 4, or 3 x 4. We can find out how many blocks there are by skip counting by 4’s:  4, 8, 12 – or by doing repeated addition: 4 + 4 + 4 = 12. There are 12 blocks. So, 3 x 4 = 12.

Thank you to Mr. Salsich for this post and  the idea of finding arrays all around us!!

We have found some arrays in our classroom!!


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This picture shows 8 rows of 3

3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3=24

3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24

8×3=24

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This picture shows 2 rows of 4

4+4=8

4,8

2×4=8

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This picture shows 5 rows of 4

4+4+4+4+4=20

4,8,12,16,20

5×4=20

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This picture shows 3 rows of 7

7+7+7=21

7,14,21

3×7=21

Partner Puppet Shows

The children have been working on short partner plays. The children had to practice fluency in their reading along with making great puppets and backgrounds. I was very proud of their effort and performance!!

Click on the underlined names to see their performance!!

IMG00117Dean and Lucas

IMG00116Julie and Cheyne

IMG00114Alyssa and Morgan H.

IMG00115Courtney and Victoria

IMG00113Audrey and Morgan J.

IMG00124Allisa and Zachary

 

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Adam Z and Noah

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 Tyler and Adam

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 Evan and Joey

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 Nikki and Tarrence

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Hannah and Lozano