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Elementary math minds complete various activities to memorize the multiples of nine. They watch a PowerPoint presentation and demonstrate the finger trick. Unfortunately the link to the multiplication activities does not take you directly to the website, so you will want to make sure to find it online ahead of time. By the end of this lesson, mutliplying by nine will be a breeze!
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).
Writers are assigned to develop a creative writing piece of their choice. Approaches designed for each of multiple intelligences include writing a short story, devising analogies, working with word magnets, composing lyrics, and more. A template for composing a sonnet (complete with stanza format, rhyme scheme indicators, and final rhyming couplet) is included.
Math whizzes practice multiplying using repeated addition. They watch a video clip from the Hershey's chocolate plant, read Hershey's Multiplication, and use grid paper to investigate multiplication as repeated addition. A page of five multiplication story problems is included that would make an appropriate homework assignment to reinforce this tasteful lesson plan.
Fifth and sixth graders answer 60 multiplication problems, 30 involve multiplying decimals. Next, they answer 50 problems where they add fractions with different denominators. Pupils answer 36 long division problems, 18 involve dividing decimals, then solve 40 problems where they subtract fractions with different denominators.
This fractions PowerPoint defines and gives examples of multiples and least common multiple, then models how to list multiples and circle the least common multiple. Each step to use in subtracting fractions with unlike denominators is then displayed as a number problem and explained in text. Students practice this skill by following examples given during the last few slides of the PowerPoint.