Grade Levels: 3-5

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Multiplication, and supports the standard of solving problems and modeling examples that represent multiplication facts. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Display an image with grouped objects, such as the one shown below:

Ask students:

  • How can you figure out the total number of balls shown in the image? Can you think of ways besides counting?

Step 2: BUILD BACKGROUND

  • Read aloud the description on the Multiplication topic page.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding. 
  • Have students read one of the Related Reading articles. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: ENGAGE

Students express what they learned about multiplication while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

  • Make-a-Movie: Make a movie describing a real-life example of how you used multiplication to solve a problem. (Essential Literacy Skill: Determine central ideas) 
  • Make-a-Map: Imagine you need to feed 3 horses 4 pounds of hay each. Make a concept map representing how you will solve this problem with multiplication. (Essential Literacy Skill: Summarize key details)
  • Creative Coding: Code a math problem that uses multiplication. (Essential Literacy Skill: Make logical inferences from explicit details)

Step 4: APPLY & ASSESS 

Apply: Students complete the Multiplication Worksheet, applying essential math skills.

Assess: Wrap up the lesson with the Multiplication Quiz

Step 5: EXTEND LEARNING

Multiplication Blocks: Students apply their knowledge of multiplication to identify factors and products in this game of speed and skill.

Numbers and Operations Unit: Continue to build understanding around mathematical operations by exploring more BrainPOP topics.

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Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

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