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All About Multiplication

This unit consists of four lessons in which students explore several meanings and representations of multiplication, including number lines, sets, arrays, and balance beams. They also learn about the commutative property of multiplication, the results of multiplying by 1 and by 0, and the inverse property of multiplication. Students write story problems and create pictographs. The unit includes activity sheets, assessment ideas, links to related applets, reflective questions for students and teachers, extensions and a bibliography of children's literature with a multiplication focus.
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Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Grace M. Burton - Author
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Instructional Strategy, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionLanguage Arts
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Grace M. Burton - Author
    • Publication Date2000
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2000 - 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
      http://illuminations.nctm.org/termsofuse.aspx
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 5
      Great Variety
      By bethb on 02/20/2013 - 11:56
    • I like how this unit contains a variety of representations to help students better understand multiplication.