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From: Janet Raney

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2007110807:28:56
Subject: Re: what is an array?

An array is a representation of information in a row and column arrangement. When discussing multiplication of numbers--the array forms a row and column pattern to represent the factors of a number. Students seem to acquire understanding of a concept quicker with an example rather than a formal definitiion; however, providing the definition with examples is effective teaching.

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