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Arrays and Area & Perimeter in second grade

Classroom activities

  • Second grade students read the story The Doorbell Rang
  • They explored the math in the story, using linking cubes to model the 12 cookies to be shared
  • They used bingo dabbers to create rectangular arrays for the number 12, and imagined and drew real-life objects based on each array
  • They read the story Wolf Gets Hurt and used linking cubes and string to model the base and fence of Wolf's pen
  • Then they used square grid paper to create rectangular arrays of 16 tables and used bingo dabbers to see how many chairs fit
  • Student writing and comments were used to make up 3 songs
  • See their performances, shared publicly though the Math Performance Festival.