In maths, we have been learning how to can use arrays to help us to complete multiplication questions and then we had to answer some really tricky word problems.
We can using arrays to explore numbers
Arrays are useful models for multiplication which can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from highly structured lessons to games and open investigations. An array is formed by arranging a set of objects into rows and columns. Each column must contain the same number of objects as the other columns, and each row must have the same number as the other rows.
The following array, consisting of four columns and three rows, could be used to represent the number sentence 3 x 4 = 12.
We can build number facts
How to continue the learning at home:
- Practise counting with your child in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 so that they can become fluent.
- Help your child to know their 2x, 5x and 10x tables off by heart.
- Once your child is confident with these tables, start with the 3x and 4x tables.