Reflection: ELL Students Multiplication Using The Commutative Property - Section 4: Closure


Explaining this concept can be very confusing for ELL students, and I provided sentences for the students in my class. This is a support that helps them focus on the math concept without getting stuck of the mathematical terms and meanings of array, rows, columns, and rotate.  Their understanding of the concept was shown with drawings and number sentences.    

The square tile array rotated when I switched the order of the numbers.  The answer in the number sentence stays the ___________.

  Sentence Stems
  ELL Students: Sentence Stems
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Multiplication Using The Commutative Property

Unit 6: Multiplication 2
Lesson 9 of 13

Objective: SWBAT model and explain how the order of factors in multiplication does not change the product, but the array looks differently.

Big Idea: Understanding the commutative property of multiplication helps students master math facts.

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Math, commutative property of multiplication, Critical Area, word problems, multiplication, multiplication models, area model
  40 minutes
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