# ALEX Learning Activity

## Problem Solving with Arrays

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Jennifer Towles System: College/University School: University of Montevallo
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 2568 Title: Problem Solving with Arrays Digital Tool/Resource: Problem Solving with Arrays Slides Presentation Web Address – URL: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xkAmhQ6ygyfuCGlrr6kSWRkhhB12wAAY7Wgg81q-4oo/edit?usp=sharing Overview: This second-grade learning activity extends students' understanding of arrays into problem-solving situations. This activity is designed to be in the elaborate portion of the 5E lesson plan format.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 students will make sense of a problem involving arrays and persevere to solve it.

The student will use concrete or pictorial models of arrays in problem-solving situations.

The student will generate an equation to match the model.

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