We started our multiplication unit in math and one of the first lessons is on making arrays. We began by posting the definition of arrays on the SmartBoard: An array is a set of objects organized in an equal amount rows and columns. After teaching about arrays on the Smart Board, my students were set loose in the classroom to find real-life examples of arrays. Here are some examples of what they found…
Deanna’s (Primary Punch) non-fiction text features! 4 rows of 3, again!
They found lots of examples of arrays in the classroom library- with individual baskets, but then also the entire bookshelf of baskets!
Our math word wall, courtesy of Teaching and Tapas!
And one of my favorites…our genre wall from my friend, Becky, at Dots-N-Spots!
Baskets of our guided reading books- 2 rows of 3.
The students even used our learning targets as an example of an array!
Our “where are you going” clip chart! (If you know the owner of this poster, please let me know! I had this poster for years and I can’t find the source!!!)
Our book nooks! The entire shelving unit was 4 rows of 6.
Some students identified our classroom economy reward bulletin board as two different arrays, depending on which way you are looking at it!
Our classroom library book check out system was an excellent example of an array!
Becky used my close reading kit to make a much cuter BB than I did…but regardless of the cuteness factor, there are several arrays in this picture! If you would like to use this idea for your kiddos, please download the freebie by clicking HERE or on the picture below.
Enjoy your Sunday!!!