# Week 6 - Package 5 - Year 5 and 6 Mathematics - Dot card talk 2

This activity is designed to get your child thinking about different ways we can think about numbers in particular multiplicative situations.

Week 6 - Package 5 - Year 5 and 6 Mathematics - Dot card talk 2

## Things you need

### Back up

• Paper

• Collection of items

## Why is this activity important?

This activity is designed to get your child thinking about different ways we can think about numbers in particular multiplicative situations. It supports the ideas that quantities can look different but have the same value and that they can be represented in different ways.

## Before you start

Check that the video is working and the audio settings are correct for your child.

## What your child needs to know and do

This activity encourages your child to imagine and explore collections reforming them into arrays.

## What to do next

View the Dot card talk 2 video and pause it to complete the task on Activity sheet 1.

### Activity too hard?

Have your child view Sharon’s example on the video after the task is posed.

### Activity too easy?

Encourage your child to investigate other square numbers, like in Sharon’s example in the video.

• Can you convince me that this array (point to your child’s thinking) shows that collection of Lucy’s, Sharon's or Michael’s?

• What do you notice about how quantities can be shown?

• How does an array help us understand multiplicative situations?