Multiplication and Division: What's the Connection?
Numbers are connected in many ways! Take students on a journey to uncover multiplication and division fact families and inverse relationships. Teach this lesson on its own or prior to the lesson Division and Multiplication Relationship.
Students will be able to show understanding of the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.
Students will be able to identify the number that does not belong in the fact family and explain their reasoning using sentence starters and peer support.
Gather information on students' background knowledge by asking them to define the term "fact family" to a partner. Tell them to talk about what "fact family" means to them and how they have encountered the term before.
Ask students to share their conversations with the whole class and record students' responses on the board. Some students may mention addition and subtraction fact families while others may relate multiplication and division fact families. Acknowledge all students' background information and make a point of restating their ideas using correct terminology.
Tell students that today they will delve deeper into the concept of inverse relationships in math as they relate specifically to multiplication and division.