Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Multiple Ways to Multiply With Multiple Digits - Section 2: Introduction to Multiple Ways to do Multiplication


Because I have a class of 4th and 5th graders I know my fifth graders will offer different ways to complete the multiplication problems.  They are usually very excited to do this because when they were fourth graders in my room it was the fifth graders who came up to the board to show them - I do this frequently with my fifth graders because it develops a confidence and leadership qualities. 

If you don't have a classroom where other models of multiplication are being offered by the students it would be helpful to model them yourself and then see if they can take over the modeling. 

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  Problem-based Approaches: Tips for Multiplication Models
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Multiple Ways to Multiply With Multiple Digits

Unit 2: Multiplication Madness
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to use the "standard" algorithm with understanding of the properties of operations and the base-ten system.

Big Idea: There are multiple ways to check your answers when using the traditional multiplication algorithm.

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