This is an open ended multiplication question perfect for third grade students who are beginning to master multiplication concepts. There are many possible answers to the question. The question asks students to set a garden using two different types of seeds. A grid is provided for students to create arrays to help show what the garden would look like. Students can create two separate arrays with the seeds or combine them to create one array. The second page asks students to write an equation that represents the garden they've created. It also asks them to write about the process they took to solve and to explain and additional way to solve the problem.
Meets the following 3rd Grade Common Core Standards for Math:
This activity also addresses important Common Core Mathematical Practices:
-Reason abstractly and quantitatively
-Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
-Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning