Students are given the answer and must work to come up with a multiplication problem that fits. Packet includes copy of problems to project for whole class discussion and small copies of problems to glue into math journals. This takes multiplication skills to a higher level!
Third Grade Common Core Standards
OA.3.1 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
OA.3.3 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
OA.3.4 Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = __÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?.
OA.3.7 Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8 or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of one-digit numbers.