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Lesson Title: "Welcome to Multiplication (& Division)!"

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Let's Get Started!  Introduce students to the concept of Multiplication, Multiplication vocabulary, and the four Factivation!® strategies that make learning Multiplication facts simple: Rule, Trick, Chant, and Connection.

Introductory Video

Introductory Video

Show this video before beginning Lesson 1.  Topics include: 

* Concept of Multiplication

* Multiplication Vocabulary 

* The Four Strategies 

Note- This video will is scheduled for updating Summer 2013.

Concept Mats & Arrays

Model Multiplication Before beginning Lesson 1, give students hands-on practice building Multiplication facts. The Concept Mats and Arrays below can be printed and reused with each lesson. Using simple manipulatives, students can create both models and arrays to illustrate facts. This activity can be done whole-group or as a Multiplication center.  

Manipulative: Goldfish Crackers

Goldfish Mat  Goldfish Array


Manipulative: Pennies

Penny Mat  Penny Array


Manipulative: M&M's or Skittles

Candy Mat   Candy Array


Get a baseline from which to measure progress as students move through the Factivation!® program.  For older students, use the Pre-Assessment Tool to identify fact gaps and prescribe needed lessons.

assessment tool

≫ Factivation!® Assessment Tool

Projectable Visual Aids/Posters

Project and discuss the visual aids that follow OR print them for display in the classroom. 

Concept & Strategies 

Multiplication Vocabulary

Printable Concept Builders

Introduce students to the concept of Multiplication using the Concept Builders below. Students will:

Concept Builder Sample

Construct Models

Engage with Academic     Vocabulary

Illustrate the Commutative Property

Interpret Arrays

Build Fact Families (Connect to Division)

CCSS 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.5

Concept Builder 1 

Concept Builder 2 

Concept Builder 3

Concept Builder Sample

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