Are you using interactive math notebooks in your classroom? I love them! This lesson on how to multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit number using the distributive property contains everything you need for your interactive notebook. It includes a preview which leads into the lesson. It also has numerous slides for the interactive learning part of the lesson and a process for students to practice independently. This lesson displays nicely on a whiteboard for whole group instruction or computers and tablets for small group instruction. This lesson allows for group or partner discussion which is a great way to build community in the classroom. This can be a fun and engaging way to teach multiplication using the distributive property.
This resource contains 30 full color slides that focus on using the distributive property to multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit number through the gradual release model. Also included are left and right side activities for the interactive notebook. The preview slide has the students solve a multiplication problem using the area model. This same problem is used for the interactive learning part of the lesson with the teacher modeling using the distributive property. This shows students another strategy to solve the same problem. Several of the slides are great visual aids to help differentiate instruction for all learners through chunking and repetition. There is also a process at the end of the lesson for students to practice independently. This process can be used as an exit ticket to see what the students have learned. I have also included additional practice which can be used for small group or it can even be used as a formative. Be creative and do what works best for you and your students.