Concrete apparatus in Numeracy

Today we gave children these ingredients and asked them to show their understanding of multiplication and division.

They decided to make arrays.


They chose a number and showed two different way of creating an array to represent their number.

Afterwards, they displayed their understanding of the operations by creating a presentation by making words problems using their arrays. This was a challenge and will be a focus in our next lesson.

The lesson for us as teachers? Food is a great motivator – and M and Ms are awesome for learning concepts and showing understanding Maths!


About Jina Belnick

I am a full time learner - tumbling head first into education and joining my learners on the amazing adventures that we encounter daily at our PYP school in Melbourne, Australia.I am currently working in learning support, feeling the waters and seeing how teachers and learners are best supported. I am a listener and a leader, an inquirer and a follower. I'm loving the ride!
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