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Fundamentals of Multiplication (SMILE)

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Author:Carl D. Mason, Suder School
Description: A lesson for grade 3 designed to teach students the fundamentals of multiplication: that multiplication is a quicker and neater form of addition; how numbers in multiplication are placed into groups (or sets); and how students can simulate the concept of groups and sets to construct the visual effect of multiplication by forming groups of 2's, 3's, and 4's. From the Arithmetic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.

Levels: Third Grade
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Multiplication

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