Students will be able to apply the associative property to multiply single-digit factors.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Ask students what the word associate means. Use it in a sentence. For example, "I associate with Matthew during recess," or "We often associate the color blue with sadness." Give students a moment to discuss the word with peers.
Call on a few students to give a definition for the word associate and then develop a meaning with the class (i.e. joined or connected)
On the board, draw a quick picture to illustrate the word (i.e. draw two people holding hands)
Explain: Today we are going to explore the associative property of multiplication.
Write the name of the property on the board and underline the word associative.
Have students share their ideas with a supportive partner or a peer with the same home language (L1), if possible.
Allow students to share their ideas in their L1.
Ask students to restate the definition of associate in their own words to a partner and then to the whole group.