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.
This fruit-themed activity will help your students connect repeated addition for 5's and 6's in order to see how multiplication works. It serves as a great visual for budding mathematicians, and kids will love adding up the different groups of fruit!
Search Multiplication As Equal Group Educational Resources
First and second graders are introduced to one-digit multiplication and equal groups. Equal groups practice is a visual way of understanding basic multiplication by sorting a number of items into equal piles e.g. 12 apples can be sorted into three equal groups of four. The Learning Library’s teacher-created worksheets, lesson plans and more establish first level multiplication skills in young students who are continuing to build their foundations.
Resources to Make Sense of Equal Groups Multiplication
First, second and third graders' math arsenal continues to grow with the introduction of equal groups multiplication—a skill adults use their entire lives. The library of resources offers over 30 engaging worksheets, lesson plans, guided lessons, hands-on activities and other mechanisms that are simple to use and engaging for kids.
Hooray for Arrays is a 101 workbook that explores multiplication concepts using data structures called arrays that allow students to visualize numbers. Winter Multiplication Strategies book includes convenient shortcuts and strategies to simplify multiplication. Graphs and lattice multiplication assignments serve as other multiplication methods to ensure understanding.
An engaging, teacher-created guided lesson plan is available as a comprehensive look at level-one multiplication. The book includes assignments using arrays, tables, and number lines as a holistic approach to multiplication.
Dozens of professional printable worksheets ranging from word problem challenges to visually interesting array strategies assist educators in teaching young students the ins-and-outs of introductory multiplication in a concise, straightforward manner.