Reflection: Conferencing Partial Products & Standard Algorithm Part 1 - Section 3: Student Practice


After teaching this lesson, I am reminded of how much can be learned by the teacher and students through teacher-student conferencing.

One lesson I learned through conferencing was how I could have provided one extra row for students to "carry the tens" in the presentation. I made this change to the presentation before uploading this document. Here's the Before and After

Students learned a lot through conferencing as well.

Here, a student finds his mistake on his own when given the opportunity to explain his work: Finding a Mistake. This is a perfect example of why teachers should take a step back and allow students to do the thinking! 

I also loved watching this group of students discuss the steps taken to solve the algorithm: Students Collaborating to Find Mistakes. During this conference, I chose to provide a little more guidance. I am a true believer that the amount of guidance a teacher provides depends on the students. Also, there needs to be balance between providing further instruction and expecting students to find and correct their mistakes. 

  Conferencing: Student Teacher Conferencing
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Partial Products & Standard Algorithm Part 1

Unit 12: Multiplication: Double-Digit x Double-Digit
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT solve 2-digit x 2-digit multiplication problems using the standard algorithm and partial products.

Big Idea: Students will understand the role of place value when multiplying multi-digit numbers.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, technology, partial products, standard algorithm, multiplication
  100 minutes
partial products algorithm practice
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