Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Arrays, Arrays, Arrays - Section 5: Try It Yourself

 

During this lesson, I expected a fair amount of noise and excitement from the students.  I thought the level of engagement would be high, but on the noisier side of most lessons.  What I experienced, was deep concentration, high engagement, and a very quiet atmosphere in the classroom.  

The students loved this experience of building arrays with the tiles, and writing on the graph paper. This lesson provided them with a meaningful and interactive task where they each felt successful. The use of the square tiles is important because it matches the squares of the graph paper.  

Many students could be overheard using the vocabulary of rotate, turn, rows, and columns.  

  Array Building and Student Engagement
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Array Building and Student Engagement
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Arrays, Arrays, Arrays

Unit 1: Multiplication
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT construct different arrays using the same quantity and describe the array using rows and columns.

Big Idea: Rearranging arrays to understand equivalent products.

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