Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Naming Arrays - Section 1: Vocabulary Rule Building

 

I have used this strategy of giving the students the answer to a problem and then having them define what it is or why it works for several years now, knowing that it helps build individual understanding.  However, now that I am paying more attention to the Common Core and the 8 Mathematical Practices, I recognize this teaching strategy also points students to practice attending to precision and making sense of a problem and persevering to solve them.  A lot of bang for your buck

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Naming Arrays

Unit 2: Understanding Multiplication
Lesson 2 of 15

Objective: Students will be able to correctly name an array and define whether a configuration is an array or not.

Big Idea: After partners have worked with each other and have some practice creating arrays, it is time to challenge them to define the concept demonstrated by an array and how it can be used to solve problems.

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