Equal groups are sets or collections where each group has the same number of objects. In multiplication, equal groups are used to represent repeated addition or skip counting.
Equal groups can be organized into an array by arranging them in rows and columns. Each row represents a group, while each column represents the number of objects in each group.
Arrays provide a visual representation of multiplication by showing how equal groups are organized. They help us see the relationship between repeated addition and multiplication expressions.
Objective: Deepen students' understanding of number sense by using 10-frames, enabling them to recognize patterns, compare quantities, and represent numbers efficiently.
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