Recently, Grade 6 students have been learning about factors and multiples. We're now moving towards visual representations of numbers in a multiplication. Enter... arrays! First, we practiced making simple arrays with cubes to show small numbers like 24. This is how we discovered prime and composite numbers! Prime numbers were numbers with only one possible array while composite numbers had two or more possibilities.
Next, we moved to drawing our representations. Again, we started with smaller numbers but are now moving toward larger ones. Arrays help us visualize what multiplication can look like. They also help us make connections to other Math concepts like area.
Most of us are really enjoying ourselves in Grade 6 Math so far this year, we can't wait to continue sharing our learning with you!
We are a class of Grade 6/7 students in Surrey, BC, Canada. This blog is one way we will share our learning with the world!