# Multiplication Lesson Plan: Number and Operations

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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.

**Additional Support Resources:**

**Pause Point Overview****:**Video tutorial showing how BrainPOP Pause Points actively engage students to stop, think, and express ideas.**Modifications for BrainPOP Tools and Features:**Strategies to meet ELL and other instructional and student needs.**BrainPOP Tools and Features Support:**Resources for best practices using BrainPOP.