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Administer an activity that fosters a child's understanding of multiples. Young mathematicians are guided to complete three tasks on a multiplication chart. Once they color the boxes with multiples of two, three, and four, learners recognize and describe the patterns they notice. This is a great way to introduce prime and composite numbers in order to reinforce and recognize patterns. A solution sheet provided in the activity shows how the patterns are displayed by coloring the boxes of each multiples.
Fifth graders practice a wide range of strategies for solving multiplication and division problems with whole numbers and decimal fractions. They interact with operations on decimals, relevant size and place value of decimals to three places and properties of operations with fractional numbers and integers.
Sal shows young mathematicians that when they use the associative law of multiplication they can associate or multiply a series of numbers together in any order, resulting in the same answer. This video would be a nice compliment to the Khan Academy video on the Associative Law of Addition.
Mathematicians practice communicating why the sum of two multiples of a number results in another multiple of that number. Encourage learners to construct a viable argument by applying the distributive property or by drawing a diagram. Ask your class if this works for all factors and multiples.
The commutative property of multiplication applies not only to whole numbers but to fractions as well. Connor and Makayla explore and discuss the idea that 2/3 x 3 is the same as 3 x 2/3. Your 5th grade class will connect with learning through the visual models in the commentary section that provide possible solutions. The activity is ready to implement and would work well in a class with cooperative groups. To extend the learning, teachers could generate similar questions to have students generate their own visual model.
Tackle multiple-meaning words with your youngsters using this scaffolded lesson which features a detailed script. Begin with the word shoulder, using context clues to help scholars understand the meaning. Next, they observe a second meaning in context, marking words that give them clues to its new meaning. They repeat this with a third meaning and answer comprehension questions. There are sentence strips and a graphic organizer you can project during this exercise.
This fabulous and engaging resource has young mathematicians practicing multiplication skills, responding to real world scenarios, using critical thinking to problem solve and improving cross-disciplinary literacy skills all through a fun, game-like activity. The tic-tac-toe format allows students to choose the tasks they complete from a list of options thus creating natural differentiated learning and lending itself easily to friendly classroom competition. In short, this worksheet has it al
Learners are asked to find multiples and common multiples of two numbers. They must take their findings and find a pattern between the numbers and explain their reasoning. Use this resource with The Florist Shop activity in this series to practice finding common multiples.
Use the turtlehead method when teaching young mathematicians how to multiply multi-digit numbers. Although the explanatory video link may not work for you, you can find it easily on YouTube and it demonstrates the strategy perfectly. Small groups solve word problems and present their calculations (using the method) to the class. There are enough printable story problems for six groups. Use the tips to review their processing, asking questions to be sure they understand the use of place value and adding zeros. Extend the concept with the linked online multiplication games or hand out an exit slip (example is provided).
Drill young mathematicians on their multiplication tables with this practice instructional activity. Included on this instructional activity are 100 multiplication problems with single and double-digit integers from one to twelve. No instruction or explanation is given on his particular instructional activity but it is a simple and useful practice resource with an answer sheet included.