Awesome activity borrowed and adapted from Nrich. I use coloured 1cm squares of paper and the children have a multiplication grid at the start to find patterns. The main session begins with the question: 'What does a square number look like?&'. The children love finding the shapes and it gives them an idea of pattern and structure. The extension is to find all of the numbers to one hundred and collate them in the table using the shapes as a guide but using mental skills to use and apply their understanding.
Three resource sheet to support mastery using reasoning with decimals.<br />
Two are gladiator themed - one adapted for higher ability pupils.<br />
The other resource is more class themed.
These are APP linked activities where the more able children are extended to investigate whether the centre part of a venn diagram is ab, when one area = a and the other = b. They are to find examples to prove and disprove the statement.
There are also APP learning objectives for children who are at the stage of finding common multiples
Explore commutative property, factors, writing and solving multiplication number sentences and using multiplication as a comparison. Scaffolded lesson provides for classroom differentiation. Can be used as a lesson leader, guided practice, independent practice, for cooperative learning and math centers, or as an assessment. Use with smartboard, projector, computer, pad or as printable. Lesson is complete - NO PREP.<br />
- Apply commutative rule for multiplication<br />
- Find factors of individual numbers up to one hundred<br />
- Write and solve multiplication number sentences<br />
- Recognize multiplication as a comparison<br />
- Solve word problems<br />
Includes 6 practice pages and answer keys.<br />
Aligned with NCCS Math - 4.OA.1<br />
Look for more help at commoncoremath.net!<br />
Total Pages - 6<br />
Answer Key Included<br />
Teaching Duration 2 Days