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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Repeated Addition, and supports the standard of working with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Display this image from the movie (timestamp: 3:02):

Ask:

  • How could you find out how many crayons there are in all?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

  • Play the Repeated Addition movie.  
  • Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and discuss it as a class. Then play to see how Annie answers it. 

TIP: The pause button turns red to remind you to pause. 

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Students take the Easy Quiz or Hard Quiz, demonstrating what they learned about the topic while applying essential literacy skills.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

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

  • Draw About It: Draw pictures and write a multiplication sentence to solve a word problem. 
  • Activity: Write equations and solve the addition and multiplication problems
  • Talk About It: Write number sentences to help you solve the multiplication and addition problems.
  • Write About It: Read how Moby is solving a math problem, then explain whether or not his thinking is correct and why.

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