Understand the Commutative Property of Multiplication in Word Problems

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Arrays are great for multiplication, but what if a word problem doesn't ask for an array? Learn an effective strategy for visualizing multiplication word problems by using knowledge of arrays to draw diagrams. A brief review of how rows and columns create an array is followed by two examples of diagramming. This is the second of five videos focused on using operations as strategies to solve multiplication and division problems.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Good discussion of common mistakes in creating an array
Cons

  • The term commutative is not discussed in the actual lesson, so be sure to review this academic vocabulary word with the class either before or after viewing the video
Common Core