Unit Plan

Building a Foundation for Multiplication


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This unit uses hands-on activities and word problems to help students develop strategies for learning basic multiplication facts. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their thinking processes in computation, using a variety of methods and tools, including objects, pictures, number lines, and skip counting. Students will:

  • use skip counting of equal groups to solve equal-groups problems.
  • draw/model their thinking for solving equal-groups story problems.

Essential Questions

  • How is mathematics used to quantify, compare, represent, and model numbers?
  • How can patterns be used to describe relationships in mathematical situations?

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This lesson would be great for a second grade class. However, one should not simply use the formal assessment as it would be very difficult for some learners. With this being said, one can easily modify the assessment to fit his/her classroom dynamic. This should always be a precaution. Most people that adopt a lesson plant, fail to adapt the lesson plan. Adoption requires adaptation when speaking in terms of instruction and lessons.

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