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Natalie Keizer

Multiplication Challenges

Grades: 4th Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: Math

Student Instructions

Watch the instructional video for tips on how to complete this activity. This is a multipage activity. Use the move tool to move items around. Use the label tool if you need to add text. Use the pen or pencil tool to add writing. Make sure you read each page carefully and complete all of the activities.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Videos were created by Natalie Keizer using VideoScribe. This activity is the first activity in the Magnificant Multiplication Collection. Links to the additional activities can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/magnificient-multiplication/math/seesaw-activity-links?authuser=0 This introductory activity for students is intended to both aid students in understanding the need for multiplication and guide them to develop fundamental ideas about multiplication. This activity presents students with several video stories containing basic multiplication problems. Students are guided through solving the problems by movable manipulatives and scaffolded questioning. The activity concludes by having the students create their own story with a multiplication challenge to solve. One of the goals of this activity is to have students see the connection between repeated addition and multiplication. Additionally, although arrays are not formally introduced, the way the moving pieces are arranged lends itself to visualizations that will aid students in connecting to that model.