Animals and spots are used to make multiplication interesting! In this lesson, students will practice multiplying one digit numbers.

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#### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to multiply one digit numbers.

#### Introduction

*(5 minutes)*

- Tell your students that they will be using animal pictures to help them understand and practice multiplication.

#### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

*(10 minutes)*

- Show your students the Animal Multiplication worksheet.
- Explain that they will be using the animals and their spots to determine the multiplication problem and to figure out the answer.
- Go through each problem with the class. For example, for question one, there are three deer, so have your students put the number 3 next to the deer label.
- There are three spots on each deer, so direct your students to put the number 3 next to the spots label.
- If there are three deer with three spots on each deer, explain to your students that they will need to multiply 3 by 3.
- If they are struggling with this concept, remind them that
*3 x 3*is the same as*3 + 3 + 3*. When they figure out their answers, ask them to write it in the appropriate space.

#### Guided Practice

*(10 minutes)*

- Continue through the Animal Multiplication worksheet with the students until it is complete.
- Show students simple steps on how to draw an animal. Demonstrate that an animal is made up of simple shapes such as circles, squares, and triangles.
- Ask your students to think of an animal that they like and can draw.

#### Independent working time

*(15 minutes)*

- Have your students draw a minimum of three of the same animal.
- Instruct your students to place the same amount of spots on each animal, with a minimum of three spots on each.
- Once their pictures are completed, ask your students to write out number sentences that go with their pictures. For example, 3 animals with four spots each would have the number sentence
*3 x 4 = 12*.

#### Differentiation

**Enrichment:**Direct your students to draw more than five animals and more than five spots on each animal. Have them multiply these numbers.**Support:**On the worksheet and during the drawing activity, have your students focus on numbers less than three.

#### Assessment

*(5 minutes)*

- Walk around while your students are completing the Animal Multiplication worksheet and their own animal multiplication drawings. Make sure that they are accurately multiplying the one digit numbers.

#### Review and closing

*(5 minutes)*

- Have your students share their animal multiplication drawings with the class.

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