Third grade is the year of multiplication. Though it was most likely introduced to kids in second grade, third grade is when kids are tasked with mastering their times tables and developing a stronger understanding of this key operation. This guided lesson in understanding multiplication can help give third graders a leg up. For even more practice, consider downloading the recommended multiplication worksheets that accompany the lesson.
Working with models can help students master the formula for area and improve their multiplication skills. These lesson plans and exercises teach how to calculate area and reinforce multiplication facts with models and images. Visual learners will appreciate seeing the skill in action, and artists will have fun drawing and coloring.