Hands down….multiplication is one of the most challenging things to teach in third grade. We have worked extremely hard to find ways to make multiplication challenging, engaging, rigorous…but most importantly FUN! If kids are having fun, we have found that the knowledge actually sticks!
Each lesson is strategically broken down into three sections. This helps keep our math block consistent, but the breakdown is also tied to research based practices. We begin with a quick 10-15 mini-lesson, followed by independent/guided practice, and concluding with interactive notebooks to demonstrate mastery of the skill covered. Our lessons are also tightly focused to ensure that we are breaking content down so that it builds a strong foundation for our learners.
Lesson plans are included for each day of instruction:
Finally in week four, they will put all new skills to use as they learn to attack those tricky word problems using our P.S.A. strategy!
We have included everything you could possible need to completely implement this unit into your classroom. This unit is directly correlated to all Common Core and TEKS standards. Here is a look at a few of the other components of the unit: