1. A matrix can help you sort out sounds and letters. A matrix looks like a big square divided up into smaller squares, like this:
2. A matrix has columns and rows.
Columns run up and down on the page — like the stone columns in front of a big building.
Rows run across the page — like a row of people on a bench.
So we can label our matrix this way:
3. We can also number the little squares:
4. Squares #1 and #2 make up the top row. Which two squares make up the bottom row? _______ and _______
5. Squares #1 and #3 make up the left column. Which two squares make up the right column? ____ and ____
6. The left column and the top row overlap in Square #1. In what square do the left column and the bottom row overlap? _______
7. What column and row overlap in square #4? _______ column and _______ row