My math lessons focus on student engagement and participation. I focus on developing conceptual understanding using manipulatives, specific language and activities. My lesson plans also include differientiated tasks that cater to the varying levels in the classroom.
1) To understand the concept of multiplication of multi-digit whole numbers using a variety of strategies.
2) To increase flexibility of thinking by using and understanding multiple methods for multiplication.
This lesson is purely symbolic and so should be used AFTER the lessons: Multiplication of Multi-digit Whole Numbers Using Area Models and the Base 10 Blocks Parts 1 and 2. These lessons will give students the opportunity to explore multi-digit multiplication at a concrete and pictorial level, which may significantly improve overall conceptual understanding.
WNCP: Grade 5