## Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Monster Bash - Section 5: Guided Practice

When teaching this lesson, I thought about teaching students the property of zero (anything times zero is zero) and the multiplicative identity property (anything x 1 equals itself). However, I decided to address these properties later on. I wanted students to focus on conceptualizing multiplication instead of memorizing properties and definitions. Also, I didn't want to confuse students!

Another thought: After teaching this lesson, I realized I wanted to color coordinate my 11x17 poster posters accordingly:

• x 0 - Yellow
• x 1 - Blue
• x 2 - Turquoise
• x 3 - Pink
• x 4 - Turquoise
• x 5 - Red
• x 6 - Pink
• x 7 - Green
• x 8 - Turquoise
• x 9 - Pink
• x 10 - Red

I thought the colors would help facilitate pattern awareness later on when students could see Equation Posters x1-x5.JPG and Equation Posters x6-x10.JPG next to each other.

Turquoise: Multiples of two

Pink: Multiples of three

Red: Multiples of five

Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Reflection

# Monster Bash

Unit 13: Multiplication Kick Off
Lesson 1 of 7

## Big Idea: Students will construct monster paper plates to help model and conceptualize multiplication facts.

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Math, modeling, Numbers and Operations, multiplication facts, Operations
100 minutes

### Kara Nelson

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