Reflection: Making a Class Array (Meanings of Multiplication) - Section 4: Group Assignment


Letting the students go on a scavenger hunt is a fun way to teach multiplication.  Students do not enjoy working from books.  They want to be up and interacting with their classmates.  The students really enjoyed this lesson.  It gave them the opportunity to get up and move around.  They love it when they can interact with each other.

This lesson allowed me to listen in on the students as they decided how to do their arrays.  Also, it gave me the opportunity to question students as they worked in their groups.  From this questioning, I was able to identify the students that really did not understand the objective.  

Out of all of my students, there were only a few that did not understand how to use the array to help them with multiplication.

I was very pleased with the outcome of this lesson.  This type of lesson appealed to the visual learner, the auditory learner, as well as the kinesthetic learner.

  Meaning of Multiplication
  Meaning of Multiplication
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Making a Class Array (Meanings of Multiplication)

Unit 9: Multiplication and Division Meanings
Lesson 1 of 15

Objective: SWBAT recognize multiplication as repeated addition of equal groups, used in arrays and comparisons.

Big Idea: By recognizing that multipliation is repeated addition the students can use addition skills to help solve multiplication problems.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, multiplication, Operations
  40 minutes
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