Much of the third grade year is spent memorizing multiplication facts. However, it is critically important for students to understand the process behind those multiplication facts. This lesson involves fun, hands-on, group activities to solidify understanding of the multiplication process.
(MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.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.
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