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Common Core Math Explorations: Multiplication NBT4.5 NBT5.5

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This math exploration focuses on Multiplying Whole Numbers and the place value concepts that are embedded in multiplication. The higher level thinking of this exploration focuses on how to manipulate numerals to make the largest product and the smallest product. Through your work together, students begin to understand how to make the largest/smallest products and why place value matters. The scaffolding strategies in this exploration are rich. For example, students respond to the misconceptions of an imaginary student by writing a quick note to them to solidify their knowledge. (great assessment for the teacher!). Later, students write rules for someone attending a carnival where the largest product and smallest product games are being played. Students learn to communicate math ideas precisely through these exercises.

The download contains 11 pgs of questions and scaffolding to display on the smartboard or print off to guide your lessons, 18 1/2 sheets for student math journals, (or for making a booklet), and 11 pgs of information and common core alignment for the teacher. The product contains the question set for explorations, then future questions that can be used for warm ups or classroom discussions. Later questions can be used as informal assessments of students' grasp on the concepts.


Math Explorations with Common Core Concepts (C) were created to meet the Common Core Standards with a strong focus on the “Standards for Mathematical Practice.”
Math Explorations (C) are meant to pose higher level thinking questions that allow students to explore and grapple with math concepts in a meaningful way. These questions push students to think and provide opportunities to elicit misconceptions so that deeper and more accurate mathematical understandings can be achieved. If you are trying to ENRICH your students understanding of math, you will love this product!

CC Alignment:
4th Grade: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
CC4.NBT.B.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations.

5th Grade: CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

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On  October 16, 2012tarheelstate teacher answered:
Wow! What great feedback. I am so pleased that you appreciate the level of thinking this exploration pushes students to undergo.
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Thank you for the feedback! Thinking about multiplication with these exercises really push my kids beyond just learning how to multiply. Hope your kids love it!
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Common Core Math Explorations: Multiplication NBT4.5 NBT5.5
Common Core Math Explorations: Multiplication NBT4.5 NBT5.5
Common Core Math Explorations: Multiplication NBT4.5 NBT5.5
Common Core Math Explorations: Multiplication NBT4.5 NBT5.5