Lesson Plan

Arrays and Multiplication

In this lesson, students will explore arrays and discover how to utilize them when multiplying.
Anna G.
Classroom teacher
James H Hendrix Elementary School
Boiling Springs, SC
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My Grades 3
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

The student will be able to create an array to solve a multiplication problem. 

Grades 3
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1 Hook

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The teacher will make a problem solving video to give students the chance to explore on their own before direct instruction. Once time has been given for students to solve, discuss as a class different ways students solved the problem. 

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Investigating

As a class, discuss what an array is. Make an anchor chart together and discuss the difference in rows and columns. Look for arrays around the classroom and relate to multiplication problems together. 

3 Guided Practice

The teacher will create a ClassFlow that has interactive problems and videos. As the class works through the presentation, students can solve and work through problems. The teacher will be able to see the progress students are making and modify and adjust as needed. 

4 Independent Practice

Have students create 3 multiplication problems and arrays using ShowMe. When they are finished have them submit their work using Google Classroom.

5 Wrap- Up

Activity: Creating

Give students hands on manipulatives and have them create their own array at their desk. Once all students have an array, have students complete a "Museum Walk". Each student must visit 3 exhibits and  write and solve the multiplication problem that matches the array exhibit they visited.