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Natalie Keizer

Getting to know the Multiplication Chart and Arrays

Grades: 4th Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: Math

Student Instructions

Watch the instructional video for tips on how to complete this activity. This is a multipage activity. Use the move tool to move items around. Use the label tool if you need to add text. Use the pen or pencil tool to add writing. Make sure you read each page carefully and complete all of the activities.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Sun clipart from: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Little-Bunnies-Designs Scratch interactive multiplication chart created by Natalie Keizer and hosted at: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/822021328 Video created by Natalie Keizer using VideoScribe. This activity is the second activity in the Magnificant Multiplication Collection. Links to the additional activities can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/magnificient-multiplication/math/seesaw-activity-links?authuser=0 In this activity, students watch a video on how to use a modified multiplication chart (up to 5 X 5). This modified multiplication chart was chosen to allow students to become proficient before moving on to a larger multiplication chart. Students then explore an interactive multiplication chart at https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/822021328 and answer questions based on what they notice. The concept of arrays is introduced as the corresponding array is shown as students move the cursor over the multiplication chart. This activity concludes with students building corresponding arrays on side-by-side multiplication charts and exploring the commutative property of multiplication questions (2 X 3 and 3 X 2).