The array

TLF ID L106

Use an array-building tool to help solve multiplications. Explore strategies to break up multiplications. Create and solve easy multiplications such as 9x3. Examine relationships between rows, columns and areas in arrays.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students use arrays to work out products mentally.
  • Students investigate the commutative principle.
  • Students investigate multiplication facts.
Educational value
  • Helps students develop the strategy of using arrays to solve multiplication problems.
  • Provides visual support by progressively showing rows and columns in arrays.
  • Enables students to construct arrays up to 10 rows by 10 columns.
  • Prompts students to consider the relationships between factors for each array.
  • Encourages repeated use by incorporating student-generated problems.
  • Provides an option to print a worksheet for each completed equation, containing the working out.
Year level

2; 3

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Multiplication
    • Mathematics/Division
    • Mathematics/Distributive property
    • Mathematics/Counting strategies
    • Mathematics/Whole numbers
    • Mathematics/Factors
    • Mathematics/Number patterns
    • Mathematics/Number relationships
    • Mathematics/Mental arithmetic
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Experiment;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Independent learning;
    • Experiential learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7.0 (MacOS) - maximum version: 7.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
    • macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.

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