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Interpreting Multiplication Equations as Comparisons and Game

4th Grade • 1 Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Description

4th graders need a lot of practice explaining the “why” of the standard/skill for comparing multiplication equations.  This engaging lesson can be a review or formative assessment for determining your next instructional steps.  Your students will:

  • Collaborate and use the “language” of math
    • Look for and make use of structure
    • Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding
  • Apply the skill of interpreting multiplication to a real-life application
  • Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison
  • Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations
  • Demonstrate their understanding by playing the game ” I Have… Who Has…?”  to practice multiplicative comparisons
  • Complete an exit slip to help you determine next instructional steps