I thought I’d do a quick post and share a little impromptu lesson with a freebie for teaching arrays we did last week.
around my school, we planted some arrays of corn!
of rows and columns so we had a discussion about
things that are planted in rows and things that are held up
with columns. Being close to so many farms where corn,
alfalfa and cotton is grown made for some good examples
and was a huge help in getting my kids to connect the
horizontal and vertical direction of a row and a column.
(Feel free to grab this image if you can use it
to help your students.)
First, we used cubes and grid paper to
make rows and columns of corn.
I had students roll a die and use yellow
cubes to build their cornfields. They “planted”
their arrays on grid paper.
We planted more arrays on the SMARTBoard
by dragging corn into rows and columns
and writing the addition sentence.
math stations so students could practice independently.