Today you will be exploring arrays.
Children begin to make arrays by making equal groups and building them up in columns or rows.
They use a range of concrete and pictorial representations alongside sentence stems to support their understanding.
Children also explore arrays built incorrectly and recognise the importance of columns and rows.
How many equal groups do I have?
How many in each group?
Can I represent my apples with counters?
What is the difference between columns and rows?
How many counters in each row? How many counters in each column?
How can I record my array with a number sentence?