# Build Arrays

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Players use counters to build arrays when they roll a dice.

INSTRUCTIONS

**Purpose**

- Practice arrays

**Materials**

- 1 dice per pair
- counters (bottle tops)
- scrape paper
- pencils

**How to play:**

- One player rolls the dice twice
- The first number rolled tells how many rows to make in an array.
- The second number rolled tells how many counters to put in each row of your array (to make up the columns) FOR EXAMPLE: If a learner rolls a 2 and then a 5, they might make an array like the one below
- Players must draw each array made, recording how many rows, how many columns, and how many counters altogether. Encourage them to write either a repeated addition sum or a multiplication sum for each array FOR EXAMPLE 2 x 5 = 10; 5 x 2 = 10; 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 10; 5 + 5 = 10