The first strategy discussed is working with an array: objects in columns and rows to represent multiplication facts. Students will match arrays to multiplication facts. They will also shade them on graph paper. Next, students practice skip-counting the multiples of 3. This is followed by more fact practice. Students are then encouraged to build on what they know by using times 2 facts. For example, for 2 × 6 = 12, add one more group of 6 for 3 × 6 = 18. Students also review the commutative property as they complete another practice exercise.