Manorhaven Elementary School is utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, through the combination of mathematics and art, to teach students multiplication. Dr. Brevig’s third grade class showcased their artistry while creating multiplication arrays, the representation of multiplication and division using rows and columns of city buildings on the New York skyline. The activity, designed to help students model multiplication as repeated addition and further understand multiplication properties, enabled the class to become master balloon handlers using construction paper, photographs and string.
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—Submitted by the Port Washington School District