Second graders find common visual characteristic, which is six legs. They model (in groups of 3 or 4) the multiplication problem for (__x 6) and find the answers using the insects.
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Find the Area of a Rectangle By Multiplying Side Lengths
Why waste time counting up unit squares when the area of a rectangle can be found by simply multiplying the length and width? The third video in this series provides multiple examples and visual models that support young mathematicians...
7 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed