Lesson Plan

Hands-On Multiplication

Students get hands-on practice playing this math multiplication game with their hands!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to multiply up to the ten times table.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
One Minute Math Multiplication
  • Remind students about their work with multiplication.
  • Explain that it is useful to have multiplication facts memorized. Have students brainstorm reasons why this is true.
  • Tell students that today they will practice their multiplication facts in a fun game so that they become memorized.

Beginning

  • Have students share their thinking with a supportive partner or one with the same home language (L1), if possible.
  • Allow them to share using their L1.

Intermediate

  • Explain what memorize means and ask students to share other things that we should memorize.
  • Provide a sentence stem to support their sharing, such as "We should memorize ________."