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Lesson Title: "Sixes"

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multiplication lesson 5Lesson Title: "Sixes"

Lesson Objective:  Students will be able to demonstrate fluency with 6x4, 6x6, 6x8 and their commutative counterparts. 

Focus Facts: 6x4, 6x6, 6x8
All remaining Sixes facts will be addressed in the Chant Group (Lessons 6-8).

Lesson Strategy: TRICK

lesson notes
Lesson 5 is the last lesson using the trick strategy and the first lesson to include only THREE focus facts (rather than six). The "Half-Whole Trick" taught in this lesson can be applied anytime the number 6 is multiplied by an even number.  It has amazed even the most experienced educators!  Once students understand the Half-Whole Trick, the products of these Sixes facts are simple for students to recall.

teacher tips
Post the focus facts (with products showing) in the classroom and refer to them throughout the day, emphasizing the Half-Whole trick.  After completion of Lesson 5, monitor progress using the Mid-Program Assessment Tool.  Revisit any needed lessons before moving onto Lesson 6. 

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