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Students explore the challenges that are faced when transporting materials into space. They review the various forms of energy, including solar arrays, that are used on the International Space Station and how generating this energy calls for collaboration between researches on earth and in space.
A great resource gets kids to start thinking about multiplication in a developmental way while building strong number sense and operational skills. Each slide contains scattered counters, which are then put into neat rows (making arrays), learners then write all the ways they can make that number, including multiplication and repeated addition. They complete three problems as a class and 5 on their own.
You will love this resource! Using a problem involving a farmer planting pumpkins, third graders create arrays to show the various maps the farmer needs to make to determine the number of pumpkins he'll be planting. The kids get to explore the concept of arrays in a real-life context. Using worksheets, 100s charts, and good problem solving skills, the class will really start to understand how an array represents multiplication.
This lesson is based on video clip 220 from the Count on it! series, however the same problem can be posed with out the video. Learners work independently to determine the amount of dried food they will need for a camping trip. Each child needs to create arrays and use repeated addition to determine an amount appropriate to the number of people in their families.
Elementary schoolers explore prime and composite numbers. They use tiles to create arrays and work with a partner to find as many array combinations as possible from their assigned numbers. Pupils create a t-chart of prime and composite numbers and construct a 100's chart to tell if a number is prime or composite.