Making arrays

I am at home today not feeling 100% - so here is a post I had sitting as a draft.
Making arrays with boards, counters and recording the skip counting pattern is so important for children to see how an array works.
The connections between this and later 'seeing' times tables is often misunderstood or not clearly linked.
So we have spent lots of time making arrays and skip counting.
Our learning buddy works alongside almost like 'read to someone' EEKK.
They watch, don't comment, check for us and only if we get stuck do they help.
We want problem solvers and persistent mathematicians.
I just loved the conversation after they had finished and were getting feedback from their buddy.
They then swapped roles and had to watch, learn and give feedback.
I love maths in our shared space.

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