Lesson Plan

Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9

Teach your students to decompose factors as a strategy to find multiples of 6, 7, 8, and 9. This lesson supports flexible thinking and number sense.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to decompose factors to find multiples of six, seven, eight, and nine.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(2 minutes)
9 Times Table TrickMultiplication Strategies: 6, 7, 8, and 9
  • Explain to the students that in third grade they will be working on mastering their multiplication facts. Some facts are tricky or hard to remember. Today's emphasis will be on learning strategies that will help them multiply by six, seven, eight, and nine.

Beginning

  • Pair learners with another EL with the same home language (L1) or a supportive non-EL.
  • Allow students to share drawings of their math strategies.

Intermediate

  • Activate prior knowledge by asking students to discuss what strategies they already know for mastering multiplication facts.
  • Provide a student-friendly definition of the word strategy, including a visual and examples.