Students will be able to use equal groups and repeated addition to understand the concept of multiplication.
Students will be able to compare and contrast strategies to solve multiplication problems using sentence starters.
Write the word "Multiplication" on the board and circle it. Ask students to share what words, phrases, strategies, or images come to mind when they see that word. Record their ideas around the circle on the board to create a concept web.
Tell learners that they will be focusing on two specific strategies they can use to solve multiplication problems today, and they will be comparing and contrasting them. Share that making connections between different mathematical strategies will help them build a better understanding of multiplication.