1. These Lesson Plans show the multiplication of whole numbers using strategies that increase students' knowledge of place value.
2. These Lesson Plans review the basic skills that students need to have acquired while in the third grade to successfully perform fourth grade multiplication. These third grade skills include:
- Knowing the products of all two one-digit numbers (6 x 4 = 24).
- The use of the commutative, associative, and distributive properties of multiplication.
- The use of arrays and area models to model multiplication problems.
- How to multiply a one-digit number by a multiple of ten (6 x 40 = 240).
- The expanded form of numbers (325 = 300 + 20 + 5).
- How to create and solve an equation. (6 x 37 = 6 x 30 + 6 x 7).
3. Fourth grade students continue to use arrays, area models, and equations to further understand and explain multiplication.
4. Fifth grade students learn the traditional method of multiplication. (Fifth Grade Standard 5.NBT.B.5).
5. These Lesson Plans include templates that allow teachers to modify and create additional practice problems for students.