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# The array: go figure

TLF ID L108

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains strategies for solving simple multiplications in your head such as 6x4. Work through sample questions and instructions explaining how to break up numbers into their factors. Solve multiplications by using arrays to break them up into rows and columns, then solve the main equation. This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students use arrays to work out products mentally.
• Students investigate the commutative principle.
• Students investigate multiplication facts.
Educational value
• Provides definitions of ‘row’, ‘column’ and ‘array’.
• Provides real world example of an array to illustrate multiplication principle.
• Can be used with a screen reader.
Year level

2

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Number
Concept
• Mathematics/Multiplication
• Mathematics/Mental arithmetic
Skill
• Analysis;
• Application;
• Comprehension;
• Knowledge
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Analysis;
• Modelling
Learning design
• Independent learning;
• Experiential learning;
• Visual learning;
• Problem solving

#### Other details

Contributors
• Technical implementer
• Subject matter expert
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
• Visual independence
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.