Stage 3: Arrays
Children should be able to model a multiplication calculation using an array. This knowledge will support with the development of the grid method later on.
This method will be supported by the use of practical resources to create strong visual images e.g. Cuisenaire rods, counters, objects in the environment.
The commutative principle of multiplication will be taught alongside arrays as shown here clearly through the use of Cuisenaire.
Counters are used to represent arrays.
Real life objects are also used represent arrays.