Multiplication and ArraysIn the words of a struggling math student in 5th grade after seeing an array "So that's what multiplication means?". Don't underestimate the power of a visual.
Arrays in the ClassroomArrays in the Real WorldStudents quickly learn how skip counting and multiplication are used in real life to count cupcakes, donuts, eggs, and more. Watch this slideshow and/or create your own from online and reallife images.

Strategies for UnderstandingThe following order is suggested for understanding multiplication:
Strategies for RecallAfter students have comfortably developed several strategies to determine every multiplication fact, you can use these activities to help improve recall.

Extending Skip Counting using CCSSThe ultimate goal of skip counting and/or arrays is to help students consider the possible factors of any number. Extend the reallife array and skip counting by asking the questions below.

