Relate Addition & Multiplication

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The lesson introduces students to the concept of using repeated addition to demonstrate multiplication. The lesson provides several illustrated examples showing how to use this process to solve multiplication problems. The lesson can be used in conjunction with other lessons related to multiplication, and would be especially useful for students just beginning to multiply.

Relate Addition & Multiplication Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Relate Addition & Multiplication
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students plenty of practice
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels

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Description

The lesson introduces students to the concept of using repeated addition to demonstrate multiplication. The lesson provides several illustrated examples showing how to use this process to solve multiplication problems. The lesson can be used in conjunction with other lessons related to multiplication, and would be especially useful for students just beginning to multiply.

Classroom Procedure:

  1. Begin by explaining to students that addition and multiplication are related to one another. Ask students to give examples of who they are related to in their lives.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce operations and give students additional examples of addition and multiplication problems in order to help them practice the new skill. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on relate addition and multiplication. Have students practice problems with grouping and drawing arrays.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems using both addition and multiplication.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Work together as a class or have students work in small table groups.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students share their stories at the beginning of the next class for students to try to solve.
  8. In closing, ask students to tell you which way they feel is easier to count objects – repeated addition or multiplication.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: 

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.1

None for Grade 4

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session

Additional Resources: 

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Math