We have been investigating arrays. In our number talks we discussed the definition of an array...
Henry: It is a group of objects in a different arrangement.
Oscar: For example, it could be 4 X 4 or 8 X 8
Edie: It is objects that you can multiply to see how many there are.
Henry: You can also add
Janne: Or count them all.
Hugo W: It needs to be the same amount of objects up and down.
Parker: Yes, columns and rows.
We have been adding some of our arrays to the Padlet below. Challenge: Let's see if we can add as many arrays as possible this week.
Our friends at Auroa School have also made their own arrays. Check them out: https://mrwebbauroa.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/r3-mathematical-arrays.html
Number talks is a great way for students to learn from one another. It is also important to see how they solve problems in different ways.
In Jo Boaler's Ted Talk, "Believe in your Maths Potential" she says that it is important to see Maths visually. People visualise Maths in different ways.