Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Things That Come In Groups

Yesterday, students began the study of multiplication and division. In order to understand these topics conceptually, it is important that they understand the meaning of multiplication and division which is the combining (and separating) of equal groups. Yesterday, students began brainstorming about things that come in groups (see chart below).  They also solved the story problems about equal groups. Check out our thinking below.

1 comment:

  1. I love this unit! Multiplication or (x=groups of) is so much fun!I was amazed to see all the different strategies students were using on the first day including ratio tables, repeated addition, skip counting and the open number line.


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