Facilitate an exploration and comparison of multiplication strategies for your students to see the variety of ways to solve the same problem. Use this lesson on its own or teach it prior to the lesson Multiplication: Musical Chairs.
This lesson allows students to explore the concept of multiplication hands on. Kids will also come to understand why multiplication is important as well as how to solve multiplication problems using array models.
Multiplication is no longer a mystery when it is partnered with addition! Help your students make connections between multiplication and repeated addition with this hands-on lesson that includes several types of concrete examples.
Area models are building blocks to more complicated multiplication and division. Use this lesson to refresh students on the relationship between multiplication and area to prepare them to use the area models strategy with larger numbers.
Explore the Associative Property of Multiplication
Use this lesson with your students to allow them to explore the associative property of multiplication by having deep discussions in small groups. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Associative Property of Multiplication*.