Use the Distributive Property of Multiplication to Solve Unfamiliar Facts

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The last in a series of five videos on multiplication and division strategies focuses on solving basic, yet hard to remember, multiplication facts by using arrays. The problem of 8 x 7 is solved in multiple ways by breaking up an array into its smaller components and explaining how and why this works. A detailed walk-through of multiple different methods of breaking up the array is followed by a discussion of a common mistake learners make when using arrays to multiply.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Showing multiple ways to solve the same problem using different breakdowns of the array makes it more likely that the concept will stick for young learners
  • Visuals are clear and easy to understand
Cons

  • The term distributive property is not used in the lesson itself, so be sure to discuss this vocabulary word as a class 
Common Core