This Unit is another project that I have been developing since summer. I did not want to post it until I tried it out with my class to detail all the uncertainties. It turned out to be very hands-on and engaging activity with my class. I even showed a part of writing a multiplication problem for my observation :0).
I believe in taking time to teach multiplication. This will result in better understanding of division as inverse operation. This unit provides different activities and especially the chart 0-99 to encourage your students to color the multiplication patterns and analyze what they see in the pattern. I included the cover page for you to visualize the lap book and especially the pattern chart 0-99. We as a class created multiplication patterns from x2 to x9. Each had a different design and different line formation.
Another bright spot of this unit is teaching the students how to write a multiplication problem. I related this lesson to reading. We talked about the setting, the groups, the question. I have included the passport and the rubric that you can follow along and use it during your own tracking of the student understanding. The same passport has the page for the student's exit ticket where he/she can self-evaluate the understanding of the lesson. It really helped me as a teacher to get a valuable feed back from my class.
I also provide an activity that engages the class to learn about different properties of multiplication including combinations. I created "the Pockets" :0). This element of research provoked my class to provide their own examples.
This unit reflects Common Core Standards in students' learning. It encourages the students not just to write down numbers, but it is geared for response with evidence.
I hope you can enjoy it :0).