Exploring Arrays (28.1.22)
Today Year One children started practically exploring arrays. They know that multiplication is commutative so they can count in either multiply to work out the answer efficiently. The peg boards helped them see the importance of presentation using the columns and rows.
Year One have been working really hard within their multiplication unit. They have been learning how to count in 2s and 5s. We have been jumping whilst count in twos, to reinforce that we are adding two numbers each time we jump.
Below is a video link that we have been using in class to help reinforce counting in 5s. The tune is very catchy!
The year two children have started working on multiplication. Here you can see them making and applying equal groups to solve reasoning problems. They all showed great perserverance; recalling and building upon prior learning to demonstrate how equal and unequal groups can be represented. They used repeated addition, multiplcation statements, pictures and concrete resources to demonstrate their understanding. What great work!