Let's practice creating arrays. Remember, a row is horizontal like a rowboat floating on water. Let's pretend the x's represent the people in the boat. In this array, there are 3 boats with 4 people in each.
Mrs. Seabolt's Class
Cool! I love working with my hands and eating candy!!
Now, you get to create an array to show 4X6 using popsicle sticks as your boats and M&M's to represent your people or items.
Learning is fun!
Every time I'm on a boat or see one, I always think of Mrs. Seabolt's lesson on arrays.I especially remember when we actually created boats with people to represent the multiplication problem using M&M's. Yum!
Many years later....helping my daughter with her math homework.
Dad, can you help me with my multiplication homework? I forgot how to draw an array to help me multiply.
Sure! I remember a trick my third grade teacher taught me about arrays. I'll never forget the row boats.
The row boats? What does that have to do with creating arrays, Dad? That doesn't sound right
Well, it does sound strange but let me show you. First, I need to see if we have any candy.