I first explained what an array is and how it relates to multiplication. I made a few arrays on the board and then I passed out cheerios. I would write the problem (2 by 4)on the board and the kids worked in groups to make they array. I then had the students use the cheerios and transfer the array they made to a worksheet.
Grab it here!!
On to some more pressing news...
I didn't leave it all over the floor...I put it in a nice big pile instead! :) Here is a picture of what my "teacher" area looks like after I moved the table and the computer. I will take some more pictures when I get everything organized and my desk out of here! Well off to do