Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Making Equal Groups Part 1 - Section 1: Mini Lesson


The idea of equal groups is so critical to the deep understanding of multiplication and division, that I have decided to spend more time than I have in the past on making sure the students are secure in using them and identifying them.

This lesson is a simple one.  Simple to design, execute, and prepare for.  However, the time for students to manipulate, construct, make meaning, and communicate not only helps create our math community, it sets the stage for deep thinking.

Give yourself permission to spend time on what may seem simple and watch the depth of understanding in your students increase.

  Simple Lesson, Big Idea
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Simple Lesson, Big Idea
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Making Equal Groups Part 1

Unit 2: Understanding Multiplication
Lesson 12 of 15

Objective: Students will be able to create equal groups given guidelines.

Big Idea: Third grade students will be using equal groups the entire school year. It is imperative that they understand how to create and manipulate them. This lesson will help them explore various ways of working with equal groups.

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Math, division, multiplication, model with math, equal groups, remainders, Math Tools
  45 minutes
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