Teach your students how to connect multiplication with arrays with this 20-slide teaching presentation.
Multiplication With Arrays
Many students are SO excited to learn multiplication. Many ‘claim’ to know some facts and think this concept is a breeze! But … do your students really understand the meaning of multiplication? Can they represent the equation in a visual manner? This teaching presentation aims to help your students form a concrete understanding of how to represent a multiplication equation with an array.
With this teaching presentation, students will learn how to:
- Sort objects into rows and columns with an equal number in each.
- The definition of an array.
- Represent the same number with different arrays.
- Write the number sentence for a given array.
The presentation uses animations to help visualise arranging groups of objects into equal rows and columns and gives tips on identifying the corresponding multiplication fact.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Supporting Students
Assist students who need help understanding the concepts by providing them with manipulatives such as counters, centi-cubes, mini-erasers, etc. Students can then use the manipulatives to create the same arrays as featured in the presentation.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Encourage students who need a bit of a challenge to create related division equations for each array
Easily Present This Resource to Your Students
This resource downloads as a Microsoft PowerPoint. It uses animation features that are best viewed in Presentation Mode.
This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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