To reinforce the concept of division, students equally shared fruit amongst classmates.
An array is a way of using objects to represent a concept. Arrays are useful tools to teach multiplication.
Students expanding their understanding of arrays by using materials of teddy bears and chairs. This visual representation showed how multiplication can be thought of as repeated addition and how the arrangement of objects in rows and columns relates to multiplication.
To reinforce students' understanding of multiplication, I introduced times tables and encouraged the students to form groups based on these facts. This activity strengthened student understanding of multiplication and made it easier to tackle division problems.
To develop division skills, the concept of sharing into equal groups required unpacking.
One important realisation was knowing multiplication facts made solving division problems much easier. Room 5 discovered that multiplication and division are closely related and form a "family of facts." Understanding this connection boosted class confidence in tackling both multiplication and division questions.
Throughout the learning journey, we focused on mastering multiplication and division for the numbers 2, 5, and 10. These foundational times tables provide a solid base for future mathematical skills.