About this lesson
This is the introductory lesson for third grade to the ‘Multiplying by n’ series. This lesson teaches that multiplication is a form of repeated addition, drawing on background knowledge students have.
A downloadable lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation for teachers is provided.
Grade 3 Standards
- Students, working with a partner, will learn the basics of how multiplication works (before learning to multiply by other values, such as 2, 3, or 4 in later lessons).
- Learning and memorizing multiplication patterns will improve understanding of division.
- Students will learn hands-on using manipulatives to create number sentences.
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