Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding X Represents Groups Of - Section 2: Story Writing


As I move around the room during exercises like this, I expect to find students still grappling with the concept taught. This student was working in her old understanding of the equations.  She was working with the seven and trying to make 3 groups with a division problem. When prompted to re-read the equation with the phrase "groups of" she found some clarity.  After much practice with this sort of activity, the concept will become clearer.

She did go on to draw an array with 3 rows of 7 pumpkins without any further help from me!

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Misconceptions
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X Represents Groups Of

Unit 2: Understanding Multiplication
Lesson 4 of 15

Objective: Students will be able to write word problems to describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed, as well as write an expression for a given situation.

Big Idea: Children will work to write math stories that could be used to describe situations for a given multiplication expression, using the correct multiplier and group size.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , word problems, multipication, Writing in Math, math journals
  60 minutes
rows of pumpkins
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