We looked at real objects and identified where we could see arrays. We could see that each row and column had equal amounts and we could count in ‘lots of’to find out how many there were altogether. 

We wrote multiplication sentences to match our arrays and noticed that when we turned the array around we still had the same answer. 

2 x 3 had the same answer as  3 x 2 ( this is called the commutative law) 

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