Multiplication Mathematicians

We are exploring MULTIPLICATION.

Before we learn to recall time table facts it is important that we understand that multiplication is about:

  • Equal groups
  • Counting patterns
  • Repeated addition

We also have discovered that multiplication has a commutativity property (the Makenah trick) and can be represented using array.

I wonder if you can explain to your parents what an array is and what the Makenah trick is?

Can you make and label some arrays on grid paper?

gridpaper

Check out this website to make some arrays:

http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/MulTab/Applet.html