Multiplication and division are deep with entwined skills. The Common Core 3.OA standards are built around a more complex myriad of strategies and problem solving ideas than have been generally been taught together in the past. This journal (sized for composition book) focuses on teaching students multiple strategies to expand their understanding of the core concepts and show their work. It includes models and practice to help them explain their thinking with multiplication and division word problems. Learning how to draw arrays and represent models will help students find products. However, memorizing the multiplication facts is another journey. (Look for my companion FACTS INTERACTIVE JOURNAL coming soon!)
This interactive journal includes:
• 72 entry pages with Input/Output material including a student performance activity for each entry
• performance templates
• I CAN statement stickers
• rubrics (points and/or performance descriptions) and
• suggestions for classroom use.
I like to think of this journal as a Multiplication and Division encyclopedia. It is a student created reference tool! The entry activities develop an instructional language and visual representations so very important in modeling and discussing problem solving examples.