- Elementary Education, Mathematics
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Properties of Multiplication activity
Multiplication Stories with Fractions activity
Division Word Problems activity
Multiplication and Division Module
Multiplication Word Problems
This activity has students think about how young children who have not yet learned multiplication would solve the problems using objects or drawings. Each problem addresses a different model of multiplication.
Properties of Multiplication
This activity is designed to help students see why the commutative, associative, and distributive properties of multiplication are true.
Multiplication Stories with Fractions
This is an ambitious activity in which we attempt to use these problems to first introduce students to the concept of multiplying fractions by building on the definition of multiplication for whole numbers, then help review the pictures they've drawn to solve each problems for patterns in their work. These patterns should eventually yield the usual multiplication rule for fractions.
Division Word Problems
This activity has students think about how young children who have not yet learned division would solve the problems using objects or drawings.