# Multiplication: Musical Chairs

In this fun, fast-paced multiplication review lesson, students will play a musical game as they practice their facts while applying different techniques to their problem-solving skills.
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies pre-lesson.

#### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to quickly multiply two- and three-digit numbers using multiplication strategies.

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

#### Introduction

(5 minutes)
• Pose an example multiplication problem on the board, such as 7 x 29.
• Ask students to name strategies for multiplying with their group.
• After 1–2 minutes, have students share out and make a list of responses on the board.

Beginning

• Provide a bank of multiplication strategies for students to choose from as they discuss ways to solve the sample problem in their groups.

Intermediate

• Give students a sentence frame to support the discussion: "To multiply 7 x 29, I would use the ________ strategy because..."