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What Are Arrays?
What Are Arrays?
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What Are Arrays?
In this lesson, students will explore the characteristics of arrays and find out why they are important. Use this lesson independently or alongside Come Array With Us!
2nd grade
Math
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The Lattice Method for Multiplication
The Lattice Method for Multiplication
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The Lattice Method for Multiplication
Enhance your students' multiplication toolbox by teaching them the lattice strategy for multiplication. Use this lesson as a standalone or as a prelesson to Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers.
4th grade
Math
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Multiplication and Division Fact Families
Multiplication and Division Fact Families
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Multiplication and Division Fact Families
Support your students' math fluency by teaching them about the relationship between multiplication and division through fact families. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Do You Know Your Math Facts?* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Converting Fractions to Decimals
Converting Fractions to Decimals
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Converting Fractions to Decimals
Encourage students to explain the relationship between decimals and fractions to help them with future computations. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area with Decimals and Fractions.
5th grade
Math
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Let's Talk About Multiplication Facts
Let's Talk About Multiplication Facts
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Let's Talk About Multiplication Facts
It's not enough to just memorize the multiplication table! It helps students to know how to explain their strategy to find the product too. Teach this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication.
3rd grade
Math
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The Factor Tree Strategy
The Factor Tree Strategy
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The Factor Tree Strategy
Let's talk factors and products! Teach your students the factor tree strategy for finding all factors of a product. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the lesson Divisibility Rules.
4th grade
Math
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Decimal Product Reasonableness
Decimal Product Reasonableness
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Decimal Product Reasonableness
Discuss correct decimal placement using logical arguments and by multiplying whole numbers. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or use it as support to the lesson Multiply Decimals.
5th grade
Math
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Foundations of the Commutative Property
Foundations of the Commutative Property
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Foundations of the Commutative Property
Let your students explore similarities and differences between arrays, and help them understand the commutative property of multiplication. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a prelesson for *Parking Lot Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
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The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
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The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication
The partial products strategy is essential for students to build a foundational understanding of place value as it relates to multiplication. This lesson may be taught on its own or used as a pre-lesson to Multiplying Multiples.
4th grade
Math
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Multiplying with Arrays
Multiplying with Arrays
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Multiplying with Arrays
Making mistakes helps us learn! Your students will flex their analytical muscles to pinpoint errors in multiplication problems using arrays. Use the lesson on its own or as support to Base Ten Arrays for Multi-Digit Multiplication.
4th grade
Math
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Multiplication and Division: What's the Connection?
Multiplication and Division: What's the Connection?
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Multiplication and Division: What's the Connection?
Numbers are connected in many ways! Take students on a journey to uncover multiplication and division fact families and inverse relationships. Teach this lesson on its own or prior to the lesson Division and Multiplication Relationship.
4th grade
Math
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Divide by Powers of Ten
Divide by Powers of Ten
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Divide by Powers of Ten
Build on students' understanding of the power of ten within multiplication to understand its effect within division. Use this as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Dividing Decimals by Powers of 10.
5th grade
Math
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Multiplication Strategies
Multiplication Strategies
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Multiplication Strategies
Help your students compare and connect two important multiplication strategies: equal groups and repeated addition. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Candy Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
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Strategies for Multiplying by Multiples of 10
Strategies for Multiplying by Multiples of 10
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Strategies for Multiplying by Multiples of 10
Help your students become detail-oriented mathematicians as they explore two strategies for multiplying a one-digit number by a multiple of 10. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Multiplying by Multiples of 10.*
3rd grade
Math
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How Many Are There?
How Many Are There?
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How Many Are There?
Lay the foundation for multiplication by introducing your second graders to the concepts of skip counting and repeated addition. This lesson can be used alongside Up, Up, and Array, or separately to reinforce these important skills.
2nd grade
Math
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Explore the Associative Property of Multiplication
Explore the Associative Property of Multiplication
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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*.
3rd grade
Math
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Decimal Multiplication Estimations
Decimal Multiplication Estimations
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Decimal Multiplication Estimations
Challenge students to relate the multiplication of decimals to that of whole numbers. Have them justify their estimations in partners. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Multiply Decimals with Models.
5th grade
Math
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Reflecting on Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Reflecting on Multiplication and Division Word Problems
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Reflecting on Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Teach your students how to reflect upon the information in multiplication and division word problems before solving them. Use this lesson on its own or as a pre-lesson to *Stepping Through Multiplication and Division Word Problems*.
3rd grade
Math
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Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies
Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies
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Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies
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.
4th grade
Math
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Strategies Lead to Understanding
Strategies Lead to Understanding
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Strategies Lead to Understanding
While memorization is important when it comes to multiplication facts, a foundation of understanding is key, too! Use this lesson on its own or as a pre-lesson for *Hands-On Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
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Describe the Partial Products Method
Describe the Partial Products Method
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Describe the Partial Products Method
Have students describe the process for solving multiplication problems and ask clarifying questions while in partnerships. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Eye See... Multiplicity.
5th grade
Math
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Skip Counting with Visuals
Skip Counting with Visuals
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Skip Counting with Visuals
Give your students visuals to support their understanding of skip counting. Use this lesson on its own or as a pre-lesson for *Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives*.
3rd grade
Math
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Strategies to Identify What's Missing
Strategies to Identify What's Missing
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Strategies to Identify What's Missing
Let your students explore different strategies to figure out the missing number in an equation. Use this lesson on its own or as a support lesson for *Missing Numbers: Math Review*.
3rd grade
Math
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Doubling Multiples for Division
Doubling Multiples for Division
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Doubling Multiples for Division
Challenge students to use their understanding of standard algorithm division to list multiples while solving division problems. Focus on their language use and opinions in this pre-lesson to the Partial Quotients Method lesson.
5th grade
Math
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Ways to Represent Skip Counting
Ways to Represent Skip Counting
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Ways to Represent Skip Counting
There are many ways to represent skip counting, so help students find their chosen method! Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Skip Counting to Understand Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
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