Multiplication: Area Models & Partial Products5th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: Math, Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Numbers in Base Ten: Multi-digit Multiplication, 2-digit by 2-digit, 3-digit by 3-digit, 4-digit by 3-digit, Area Models, Partial Products, Expanded Form
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper (several pieces per student), pencils, counters or another object as game pieces, dice (1 per pair), student dry erase boards and markers -or- paper and pencil if not available, and a document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required Printable Resources: “Jump Around” game boards (1 game board per pair or group) (3 levels available) Optional Printable Student Resources: “Exit Slips” (1 copy per student), “Number Cards” (1 copy for the class, each student gets 1 cut out number) Optional Printable Teacher Resources: “Area Models for Multiplication” poster (1 copy for display), “Partial Products for Multiplication” poster (1 copy for display), “Jump Around” game board answer keys (1 game board per pair or group) (3 levels available)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day lesson plan is broken down into 2 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Numbers in Base Ten: Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. (5.NBT.5). These lessons include: helpful student notes on using the area model or partial products method for reference, guided and independent practice of multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit problems, 3-digit by 2-digit problems, 3-digit by 3-digit problems, and 4-digit by 3-digit problems, and play a game to reinforce the concept of multiplying multi-digit numbers by multi-digit numbers.
- Segment 1: students will multiply a whole number of up to four digits by three-digit whole numbers, multiply two three-digit whole numbers, multiply multi-digit numbers using the area model, and multiply multi-digit numbers using partial products.
- Segment 2: students will play the game “Multiplication Jump Around” to practice multiplying a whole number of up to four digits by three-digit whole numbers.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.