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# Solving for the Unknown: Multiplication and Division Bundle with Game

3rd Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle
$4.00

## Quick Facts

Subject: Math, Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Type: Lesson Plan Bundle

Skills:

- Collaborate with peers and practice the "language" of math
- Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation
- Practice understanding that a symbol or letter can be used for the unknown in an equation and both sides of an equation equal the same amount
- Explain the relationship between the 3 numbers in a multiplication and division problem (fact families)
- Demonstrate their understanding of determining the unknown whole number by playing "Match It and Snatch It!"

Materials Needed:

- Blank paper
- Pencil, crayons/colored pencils
- Document camera or whiteboard

Printable Resources:

**Printable Student Resources:**- “Exit Slips” (as an optional assessment component) (1 copy per student)
- "Game Sets 1-5” cards (5 different game sets, all 2 pages each) (each pair will need several different sets to play with)
- “Equations: Balancing Act” (1 copy per student)

**Printable Teacher Resources:**- “Notes” (1 copy for display)
- “Equations: Balancing Act Answer Key” (1 copy for display)
- “Example Solutions” (1 copy for display)
- “Example Solution” for game (1 copy for display)

CCSS: 3.OA.A4

File Type: PDF Document

## Lesson Plan Description

Need a different way to instruct students in understanding how to solve for the unknown variable in multiplication or division? This bundle of lessons is for you! They will:

**Segment 1:**collaborate with peers, practice the “language” of math, determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation, practice understanding that a symbol or letter can be used for the unknown in an equation and both sides of an equation equal the same amount regardless if the answer is found on the left or right side of the equals sign, explain the relationship between the 3 numbers in a multiplication and division problem (fact families)**Segment 2:**demonstrate their understanding of determining the unknown whole number by playing “Match It and Snatch It!”

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.