## Reflection: Standards Alignment Combinations Using Multiplication Trees - Section 3: Try It On Your Own

This lesson provided students with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the diagrams and the process of building a tree diagram.  I chose not to spend many days of instruction on this process because it is not a grade level standard for third graders, but I did want to expose the students to the visual created so that they would not become frustrated if they encountered it on the state testing. Currently, this is not part of Common Core Standards.  However, I felt it was important to include prior to the transition to the new PARCC assessment our state will be implementing.

Bridging Old Standards to New Standards
Standards Alignment: Bridging Old Standards to New Standards

# Combinations Using Multiplication Trees

Unit 6: Multiplication 2
Lesson 2 of 13

## Big Idea: Using a model helps students develop a conceptual understanding of multiplication.

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Math, commutative property of multiplication, multiplication, multiplication models, word problems, area model
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### Diane Siekmann

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