Package 4-3 Two handfuls - Part 2

Arrays - Use 36 objects to form different rectangular structures so that you have equal rows and columns (arrays).

Things you need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.


  • Watch the video Two Handfuls Part 2

  • Pencils or markers

  • Mathematics Workbook

  • Pasta, counters, marbles or dried beans

Back up

  • Piece of paper

Before you start

Gather the materials required.

What your child needs to know and do

Ensure you have played Two Handfuls Part 1.

What to do next

  • Watch Two Handfuls Part 2

  • Take 36 objects

  • Form them into a rectangular structure so that you have equal rows and columns. We call this an array. Draw and describe your array using words and symbols

  • Re-organise your pasta pieces so it forms a different rectangle. Draw and describe your array using words and symbols.

  • Keep re-organising your pasta pieces until there are no more arrays you can make. Draw and record all of your arrays.

  • Pick your favourite array and describe it using both multiplication and division. Record your thinking in your notebook

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Use less objects.

Activity too easy?

Use more objects.

Extension/Additional activity

Play Multiplication Toss again.

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