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Six and Seven as Factors

3-5

In this unit, students who have previously studied the meanings of multiplication will use its properties to help them master the products where 6 or 7 is a factor. Mastery will be fostered through class discussions and the playing of games.

The unit is most appropriate for students who understand the process of multiplication and have mastered the multiplication facts where 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are the factors.

Math Content

Students will:

• Find products where one factor is 6 or 7.
• Use the commutative property.
• Explore the results of multiplying by 1 and by 0.
• Create and solve multiplication stories.
• Understand the effects of multiplying numbers.
• Develop fluency with basic number combinations with multiplication.
• Use a variety of methods and tools to compute.

Finding Products

3-5
Students examine the role of commutativity and the multiplicative identity, play a multiplication game, and explore products where one of the factors is 6. They also create a "My Personal Multiplication Chart" to record products.

Multiplication Stories

3-5
Students create multiplication stories where one factor is 6 or 7, and play a multiplication game to help them master their multiplication facts.