Anyways, the whole month of December I've been working to instill the concept of multiplication with my kiddos. I am an absolute firm believer in knowing the concept behind the math before memorizing anything. So we've done all kinds of work with groups of things and relating it to repeated addition and multiplication notation. For some of my work, I used Pearson's Investigations Unit 5. I made this freebie to complement that unit but it can absolutely be used alone. Also, check out my Teacher's Notebook store while you're there picking up your freebie. Everything in the store is 30% off and I'm also hosting a GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to win the Christmas Descriptive Writing unit. This freebie can also be found in my TpT store as well.
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My students really enjoyed this unit and I think they did a great job with it! They used some stencils I had in my room for the pictures.
My friend and teaching partner Nicole had a great idea for modeling arrays. She had the students make trays of cookies. Here are pictures of her students' work. Love this idea and will use it next year!!
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