Multiplication 3

Multiplication is essentially repeated addition, or growing numbers by doubling, tripling, quadrupling, and so on. This unit presents mental models and strategies that help students learn and review the concept of multiplication. Students explore multiplication using arrays, partial products, doubling methods and the standard algorithm to solve numerical and word problems. Students will multiply whole numbers and simple decimals by base ten exponents (i.e. .3 x 103).
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Mayday, mayday! Muggo's fleet is in trouble. Fifth graders must calculate the product of smaller arrays to help Muggo's ship get back on course. Great for visual learners, this array game shows students how to determine the product of two-digit multiplication problems by dividing the area of a grid into smaller arrays. Practicing these skills help kids move from concrete to abstract problem-solving in multiplication.
For students just learning how to deal with partial products, this exercise will make the job less complicated.
Aid your fourth grader in learning multi-digit multiplication with these exercises that show students how to visualize doubling.
Fifth graders are ready to learn how to multiply multi-digit numbers once they've mastered simpler problems and are looking for a challenge. Give students the practice they need to succeed with these exercises.
Architects on the ready! Practice finding the area while giving kids the opportunity to build a pool in this hands-on math game. Kids will love having control of the game and letting their imaginations run wild while creating a pool with a set area. Follow-up word problems help kids take their backyard design a step further while using multiplication to answer questions about area.
Fourth graders apply their multiplication skills with these exercises that tie in school lessons with the real world in word problem form.
Break out your beakers! Kids help Penelope the scientist clone herself by answering multiplication questions. In this science-themed game, children learn what happens when they multiply decimals and whole numbers. This understanding is reinforced by fun visuals of beaker fluid rising and falling to show how answers change based on multiplying by a whole number versus multiplying by a decimal.
Teach your fifth grader the importance of multiplying by decimals with these exercises that give them actual situations and helpful hints.
Build on your students' knowledge of decimals and multiplication with these exercises that incorporate both skills together.
Demystify the concept of exponents for students with a simple round of practice with this exercise.
Have your students merge two skill sets with these exercises that incorporate powers of ten into multiplication problems.

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