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Let's Talk About Multiplication Facts

It's not enough to just memorize the multiplication table! It helps students to know how to explain their strategy to find the product too. Teach this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to recall a variety of multiplication facts based on repetition and peer support.

Language

Students will be able to describe a multiplication problem using visual aids and sentence starters.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Tell students that they will practice their mental math skills by participating in a number talk about multiplication facts.
  • Explain that in order to succeed in math in fourth grade and beyond, it is important to know their multiplication facts quickly. That being said, elaborate that it is acceptable for students to find some multiplication facts tricky or challenging. In this case, it is helpful to have strategies to be able to figure out the product or answer to the multiplication problem.
  • Read aloud the content and language objectives and have students repeat it to a partner.

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Multiplication Facts

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third grade
Subject Math