# 2x - 6x2 CanDoTables Mat

## Maths Resource Description

The CanDoTables Mat is a versatile educational tool designed to help students understand and practice the concept of multiplication and division through a variety of engaging activities. The mat presents the equation 2x - 6x2 and encourages students to explore this mathematical relationship in different ways. The 'Draw it' section prompts students to visualize multiplication by drawing arrays or groups, while 'Derive it' invites them to derive related facts from the given equation. 'Deepen it' challenges them to think more deeply about the concepts they are learning.

The 'Dissect it' activity allows students to break down the multiplication process into smaller, more manageable parts, such as identifying that 2 x 6 is composed of 2 x something plus 2 x something else. This approach helps students understand how multiplication can be deconstructed and reconstructed in various ways. The mat also includes a number line and bar model to help students visualize the quantities involved. Additionally, it provides prompts that encourage students to relate multiplication to real-life scenarios, like sharing bananas or calculating the number of scoops in ice cream sundaes. The CanDoTables Mat is a comprehensive resource that not only teaches mathematical operations but also reinforces the relationships between them, such as understanding that doubling a number or dividing it by two yields connected results.