ALEX Learning Activity

Arrays in the Real World

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 Author: Jennifer Towles System: College/University School: University of Montevallo
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 2553 Title: Arrays in the Real World Digital Tool/Resource: Arrays in the Real World Google Slides Presentation Web Address – URL: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uCDZkUbZnk81zjC0ShUfGQdKfbXLcAhGIEIdnbcU0Fc/edit?usp=sharing Overview: Students will be introduced to arrays in this second-grade engagement activity. As students examine real-world examples of arrays, they will use terms such as rows and columns to describe the array. In a whole group discussion, the teacher will use student observations to highlight the different attributes of arrays that make them a useful model for repeated addition.This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 2 4 ) Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends. [2-OA4] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.2.4- Find the total number of objects in two equal groups (limit of twenty total objects).
Learning Objectives:

The student will observe real-world pictorial representations of rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns.

The student will describe real-world pictorial representations using vocabulary terms such as the number rows and columns.

The student will generate an equation to express the total number of objects in a rectangular array with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns as a sum of equal addends.

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