Lesson Plan

Multiplication Strategies

Help your students compare and connect two important multiplication strategies: equal groups and repeated addition. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Candy Multiplication*.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Candy Multiplication lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Candy Multiplication lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to use equal groups and repeated addition to understand the concept of multiplication.

Language

Students will be able to compare and contrast strategies to solve multiplication problems using sentence starters.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • 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.