This week year 2 have been continuing their work on multiplication. We began by putting objects into equal groups and then we looked at arrays. An array is when objects are arranged into a regular pattern of rows and columns.
The children put cubes into straight rows and columns to make arrays. This array shows 12 cubes arranged in 3 rows of 4 cubes which we learnt is written mathematically as 3 x 4 = 12.
Below are some other arrays from the classroom.
2 rows of 4 boxes would be written as 2 x 4 = 8
5 rows of 6 trays would be written as 5 x 6 = 30
Can your child find any other arrays at home or when you are out and about?