Lesson Plan : Multiplication Grouping

 Teacher Name: Ms. Fritschler Grade: Grade 3 Subject: Math

 Topic: In this lesson, the students will learn how grouping relates to multiplication. Content: Multiplication Addition Grouping Goals: The goal for this lesson is for students to understand how addition and multiplication go hand and hand. Objectives: -Students will be able to group items and make number sentences according to the groupings. -Students will be able to read and understand word problems. -Students will understand the difference between 2x6 and 6x2. -Students will be able to apply their knowledge of addition and make connections to multiplication. Materials: -unifix cubes or base-ten unit blocks -pencil -paper -white boards -expo dry erase markers Introduction: I will write the following word problem on the board: At the pet store there were two aquariums. Each aquarium had six fish it. How many fish were in the two aqauriums? Development: I will then ask the students questions about the problem. 1.)How many aquariums are there? The children will answer two. I will then draw two aquariums on the board. 2.)How many fish are in each aquarium? The children will answer six. I will then draw six fish in each aquarium. 3.)How many fish are there all together? The children will count the fish on the board. I will give them a couple minutes and then I will call on someone. Practice: -We will do one more problem together and then I will let the children work independently. -I will write another problem on the board for the students to work on by themselves. -The students may use the unifix cubes or base-ten unit blocks if they wish. -The students can also use the white boards or paper if they wish to draw it.