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Background For Teachers:
A beneficial way to teach math concepts is to let the Core Curriculum drive the instruction. Below are essential questions written from the core for multiplication, including vocabulary. Let the questions drive the instruction by placing lessons from the district adopted textbook where appropriate to find holes that need to be taught.
Multiplication Enduring Understanding: Students will model problems using multiplication and division.
Multiplying with 0 ,One of the most common mistakes involving zero is the failure by many students to realize that multiplying any number by zero yields zero. This is especially true when using the associative property of multiplication. Rees and Barr (1984) found that 52% of 8,613 people in a public examination wrote that 9 x 0 x 8 = 72.
Students should already have an understanding of things that come in groups before doing this lesson.
Before the lesson, copy What's My Array and L pieces on cardstock; laminate and cut out the L pieces. Have a dry erase marker and dice available.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
What My Array?
Ask "What is the difference between 2x3 and 3x2?"
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Activity Connected to Lesson:
Simplify Multiplication: Number Bonds
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