Array card layout
Learners use cards or counters to build as many different arrays as possible
- Practice building different arrays
- Playing cards or counters
- scrape paper
How to play:
- Divide a pack of cards into piles of 12. If you have sufficient counters or bottle tops, use those instead.
- Learners works in pairs
- Remind learners about the structure of an array: always a rectangle or square, equal items in each row and column
- Learners must build as many different arrays as possible with ALL of their 12 cards
- After building each array, they must write down the number of rows and columns the array has, and the total number of cards, which should always be 12.
- After all the arrays of 12 have been explored, and if there is time, split the cards into piles of 18 or 24 and repeat.