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Lesson Plan : Multiplication Discovery
Teacher Name: | Leigh Belford |
Grade: | Grade 3 |
Subject: | Math |
Topic: | Students will use tiles to create arrays. |
Content: | Drawing arrays and using manipulatives as a strategy to discover multiplication facts. |
Goals: | Students will discover multiplication facts using manipulatives and drawing models. |
Objectives: | TLW create arrays using manipulatives and drawings for a given product. |
Materials: | area model squares (24 per student); 12 classroom chairs; dry erase or chalk board; math journal or paper to record learning |
Introduction: | Put 12 chairs in front of the room. Give students the scenario "I want to set up these 12 chairs to create a classroom auditorium. What are the possible ways we could set up the 12 chairs to be in neat rows." |
Development: | Students work as a team to create possible chair arrangements using 12 chairs. Arrangments are recorded on the board using dots to represent each chair. |
Practice: | Students copy arrangments from the board. Teacher guides students to write multiplication facts that are represented by each model. |
Accommodations: | Students could work with a smaller number of chairs (perhaps 16) though this lesson seems to differentiate iteself. More advanced students are able to create all combinations while other students only create a few in the alloted time BUT all are successful. |
Checking For Understanding: | Teacher checks for understanding by monitoring students while they are doing the activity. Teacher can also see student work by viewing their math journal at a later time. |
Closure: | Students are able to 'donate' solutions to classmates in an effort to find all the combinations. |
Evaluation: | Students are beginning to understand the concept of multiplication and will soon begin to memorize tables AFTER they have a clear understanding of the concept of multiplication. |
Teacher Reflections: | This lesson was successful and I will suggest it to my other 3rd grade colleagues. |
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