Friday, December 9, 2016

Multiplication and Division Unit

In math the third graders have recently been exploring multiplication and division. Though many students already know their basic facts, we are focusing on a deeper understanding of multiplication and division and how to model both. The central idea for the unit is:

Multiplication and division can be modeled in a variety of ways to help us solve problems. 

Students started by modeling multiplication through skip counting, repeated addition, pictures, rectangles, arrays, and stories. Can you solve these problems?

Students also looked at how to model division with "equal shares" stories, and they have explored the relationship between multiplication and division as well. 

Students will continue to explore these ideas through the final week of school in 2016.

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