Lesson Plan

Halloween Repeated Addition and Multiplication

Students are at the center of learning as they create and illustrate their own Halloween math problems that show the relationship between addition and multiplication - helping them transition conceptually from the concrete to the abstract.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will practice writing addition and multiplication number sentences.

  • Students will convert addition number sentences into multiplication number sentences.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Ask students the following question and have them discuss it with a neighbor or table group: “If three black cats crossed your pat on Halloween night, and they each have four legs, how many legs crossed your path?” Challenge them think about how they could represent this as an addition and a multiplication problem. Share their thinking and their solutions as a class.